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This book seeks to trace tlie descendants in America of Rev, 
AViLLiAM Bareoll, of Hereford, England, who, after he was 
graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1757, was 
ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1759. In 1760 he 
was invited by his uncle. Rev. Hugh Jones, then 90 years of age, 
who himself held the degrees of A. B. and A. M., from Oxford 
University, and who was then the venerable rector of North 
Sassafras Parish, in Cecil County, Md., to come to Maryland 
and succeed him in his rectorship. The young clergyman, at 
that time 26 years of age, reached Maryland in the year 1760. 
He succeeded his uncle as rector and a year later intermarried 
with Ann Williamson. From this union have descended the 
Barrolls here enumerated and now living in America. 

The English- Welsh ancestry of Rev. William Barroll, which 
is an ancient and honorable one, his descendants have requested 
the writer, who for many years has been interested in the 
matter, to compile and trace ; this has been done in the following 


Hope H. Baeeoll. 

Chesteetown, Md., November 16, 1910. 



Barroll arms Frontispiece 

Facsimile of lottery ticket for the benefit of Washington Monument 6 

Signature of Richard Barroll to letter on page 48 6 

Byford Church, showing location of monument of Thomas Barroll 7 

Monument to Thomas Barroll in Byford Churchyard 7 

Allensmore Church 7 

Byford Church, EJngland 8 

Monument to Joseph Barroll, Allensmore Churchyard 8 

Monument to Lt.-Gen'l William Barroll in Westminster Abbey 15 

Hereford Cathedral 28 

Tablet in Hereford Cathedral 28 

Will of Rev. Hugh Jones 39 

In the the inventory of Rev. Hugh Jones the table and fire set are given, and 

were eventually owned by Rev. William Barroll with chairs and silver, 

hall mark Gurney, London, 1753 40 

Bond of Rev. William Barroll as executor of his uncle Rev. Hugh Jones, on 

stamped paper 41 

Rev. William Barroll 43 

Signature of William Barroll as attesting witness to will 43 

Signature of Ann Barroll on bond as executrix of Rev. William Barroll 43 

Folded address of letter of Abigail Barroll 46 

Letter of Abigail Barroll 47 

Facsimile of title page of sermon preached by the Rev. William Barroll 48 

Reduced facsimile of will of Rev. William Barroll 50 

Signatures of Richard Barroll and James Barroll of Baltimore, sons of Rev. 

Wm. Barroll, and of his grandson, James Edwin Barroll 73 

Copy of share of Chester River Bridge Company 73 

William Barroll V 74 

Residence of William Barroll, Chestertown, Md 74 

James Edmondson Barroll 78 

Residence of James Edmondson Barroll in Chestertown, Md 78 

Minute book of troop of Caulk's Field 80 

Reduced facsimile of horse at battle 80 

John Leeds Barroll 82 

Book plate of James Edmondson Barroll 82 

Sarah Hands Barroll 85 

Mural tablet to Sarah Hands in church at Chestertown, Md 85 

William Hands Barroll 86 

Rebecca Johnson Barroll 86 

Signatures of Sarah H., James E. and Wm. H. Barroll 86 

Residence of William Hands Barroll 87 

Law ofiice of William Hands Barroll 87 



Rev. "William Barroll Frisby 88 

Original building erected in 1783, destroyed by fire, 1827 91 

Facsimile of lottery ticket for the benefit of Washington College 91 

James Barroll of Baltimore 92 

Mary Ann Crockett, wife of James Barroll of Baltimore 92 

Crockett arms 93 

Jane Donnellan, wife of Benjamin Crockett 93 

Jane Crockett's certificate of confirmation 93 

A glimpse of the river Wye near Byf ord 93 

Main Street, Hereford 93 

Barroll Street, Hereford, England 93 

Mary, daughter of Thomas Donnellan, wife of Amos Loney 94 

Continental currency signed by Thomas Donnellan 94 

Masonic regalia of James Barroll of Baltimore 95 

Byford court 96 

Old Saxon doorway, entrance to Byford court 96 

Edward Barroll 97 

Maria Louisa Hatcher, wife of Edward Barroll 97 

Benjamin Crockett Barroll 100 

Richard Barroll 102 

Charles Barroll 102 

Henry Barroll 102 

Rochester Cathedral 109 

Barroll monument in Rochester Cathedral yard 109 

Monument in Rochester Cathedral to Francis Barrell I, serjeant at law and 

member of Parliament from Rochester 110 

Monument in Rochester Cathedral to Francis Barrell II, bencher 1707, and 

M. P., Rochester, 1701-2 112 

Monument in Rochester Cathedral to Francis Barrell III; he died February 

23, 1772 113 


This account of the family history is taken from copies of 
wills and records of the Probate Registry and Diocesan Court 
of Hereford ; from the Consistory Court of the Deanery of Here- 
ford ; from the grants in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of 
Hereford; from records of the family in Rochester in Kent 
County and Isleworth, Middlesex, where the spelling of the name 
was Baeeell; from various books hereinafter referred to; and 
from the family records from 1760 when Rev. William Baeeoll 
came to America. Frequent references are made to books and 
copies of wills, deeds, monuments, etc., and there may seem to 
be needless repetition of such references, but this is done because 
all statements relating to family history and pedigrees are 
valueless unless each fact as stated can be verified. 

The county of Hereford, in the west of England, on the border 
of Wales, adjoins Shropshire on the north, Worcestershire on 
the northeast and east, Gloucestershire on the southeast, Mon- 
mouthshire on the southwest, and Brecknockshire and Radnor- 
shire, both in Wales, on the west and northwest. The hills of 
Malvern constitute a kind of natural boundary on the east and 
the Hatterell (Black) mountains present a formidable barrier 
on the west. 

The county comprises 221 parishes, in 11 hundreds ; two bor- 
oughs, Leominster and Woebley; and five market towns, Ross, 
Ledbury, Kingston, Bromyard and Pembridge. The Parishes 
of B^-ford, Canon Frome and Allensmore are in the Hundreds 
of Grimsworth, Radlow and Webtree respectively. 

A glance at the map will show that Kent is the extreme south- 
easterly county of England, and the city of Rochester is in its 
northern part, on the Medway, within 28 miles southeast of 
London. The cathedral is a Norman structure, built about 1075. 
A number of monuments and mural tablets erected in the cathe- 


dral to the memory of various members of this family, because of 
their curious interest, are hereafter, with their translations, 
given at length. 

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The name was spelt, as disclosed by various records '' Bab- 
roll, " " Barrell ' ' and ' ' Barrel. ' ' 

The Eev. William Barroll who came to Maryland in 1760, was 
immediately descended from the Barrolls of Herefordshire. 
Two branches of the family appear from Edmondson to have 
been resident at Eochester, in Kent. 

'* Joseph Edmondson 's Heraldy," ' was the accepted authority 
on heraldry in England in the eighteenth century. Edmondson 
gives the following in his ' ' Alphabet of Arms ' ' : 

'^ Barrell (Rochester, in Kent), Erm. on a chief as. three 
talbots heads ar. 

*' Barrel (Herefordshire), Erm. on a chief az. one talhot's 
head in the dexter point, couped ar. and eared gu. — Crest a 
talbot's head couped ar. eared gu. 

" Barrel (Rochester, in Kent), Erm. on a chief sa. three tal- 
bots heads erased of the first." 

In ' * The Heraldry of Herefordshire, ' ' by George Strong, the 
arms are given thus : 

'' Barroll, of Braun's Hill, or Bunshill, Mansell Lacy (Visit 
1634) Erm. on a chief Az. three talbots' heads couped Arg. ears 


In ** The Mansions and Manors of Herefordshire," we find 
the most important resident families connected with Byf ord were 
those of Gomond and Barroll. A brief pedigree of the Barrolls 
of Byford and Bunshill was entered in the visitation of 1634, 
James Barroll, son of James, being then the heir. He was the 
gallant defender of Canon Frome against the Scottish Army. ' ' ' 
This book contains an interesting picture of '•'■ Byford Court," 
the manorial house, a handsome stone residence of considerable 
antiquity, but remodelled in Jacobean times. There is some good 
panelling within the house and the mullioned windows are of 
bold design. 

Perhaps as good a glimpse of the present Byford, Allensmore, 

^ London, 1780, Vol. II. 

* London, 1848, page 26. 

• By C. J. Robinson, London, 1872, page 58. 


Hereford and the country surrounding, can be gotten in a letter 
from Lewin Wetliered Barroll, as in any other manner, save by a 
personal visit. For this reason it is quoted at some length. 


Hereford, England, September 11, 1907. 

The run over to this place on the train was through as beautiful 
a country as I have ever seen. I can understand why an English- 
man is always an Englishman, although he may be buried in 
Indian jungles all his life his heart remains at home. The natural 
beauty of the country is one of the principal causes of Britain's 
greatness. It is like one huge garden. Much wheat is standing 
still uncut, and the huge fields of hops are filled with pickers 
gathering the harvest. We passed through a mighty tunnel 
under the Malvern Hills which rivalled those of Switzerland for 
length, smell, suffocation and general misery. These hills are 
really small mountains, and, from the amount of coal stored near 
by, it must be a great mining center. Then we passed through a 
more rolling country with distant mountains visible on nearly 
every side, and large herds of Hereford cattle grazing peacefully, 
their long horns, stocky red bodies making a pleasant picture on 
the green meadows. 

The cathedral here is beautiful. I searched it thoroughly with 
the sexton and a book of the monuments, but with all my efforts 
could find only two stones to the Barroll family. One of these 
has been removed to the Chapel House yard where it lies almost 
buried under huge blocks of sandstone and a flower garden. The 
other is in the Bishop 's cloister. I have snapped them together 
with a good view of the cathedral, it was very hard to get owing 
to the smallness of the lens of my camera. There is a " Barroll 
St. ' ' here and I have photographed the marker, with much trouble 
and personal peril, having to perch myself on the top of a ten- 
foot spiked fence with a thoroughly displeased bull-dog on one 
side and a protesting and puffing cop on the other, who, with 
great difficulty, I persuaded not to place me in an asylum. To- 
day has been the great market day. I do wish that Mr. Robinson 
could have seen the sheep, hogs and cattle raised here. One 
bullock I snapped sold for 21 guineas. The Welsh predominate 
and resemble the Irish. They felt greatly honored at my in- 
terest, and, mistaking me for a stock-buying capitalist, wished 
me to purchase a whole flotilla of sheep, but I wisely desisted. 


The country around here, with the exception of the neigh- 
borhood of the Hudson and Sassafras, is certainly the most 
picturesque on earth. I took an early train this morning to 
Moorhampton Station which lies about four miles from Byford. 
The country became more and more hilly as we approached 
my destination. Nearly every meadow we passed had six or 
eight pheasants sitting about, too fat to move much; and large 
flocks of plovers floated through the air, finally lighting on some 
attractive spot as lightly as the down which covers them. Doves, 
with an urgent engagement in the next woods, whistled by like 
bullets and an occasional wood pigeon, like those of the Champs 
Elysees, cooed, drowsily, from some immense oak. The walk 
over to Byford was through a country that I would like to im- 
port, if I could do so conveniently and free of duty. I walked 
for a long way along a hillside. Below me, to the right, stretched 
a fertile valley, groves of oaks, chestnuts and pines surrounded 
the many attractive little farm houses, and far to the westward, 
on the other side, rose a range of blue hazy mountains. 

There was lacking that haughty grandeur of the Alps, that 
impassive cold rigidity of our Rockies. They were more human, 
sensitive looking mountains, with their verdant covering and 
gently sloping foothills. I passed a great many pheasants in 
the adjoining fields, they were as tame as chickens and would, I 
imagine, furnish about as good sport. 

Partridges and rabbits are very plentiful in the markets here. 
I took several pictures on the way over, and on arriving at 
Byford Court, immediately walked up and made myself known 
to the Edwards family, who are now occupying the house. Mrs. 
Edwards, whom I first met, was a grand dame, and when I ex- 
plained who I was and that to see this place was one of my prin- 
cipal reasons for coming to England, she first showed me over 
the church which stands near the house. They then took me all 
through the mansion, explained everything to me and finally, 
when, in the course of my tour, I reached the dining room, they 
placed before me some milk and cider which seems to be the 
specialty of the country. They were all very much interested 
in our place Byford-on-the-Chester, and I found from your 
record I could give them much information concerning their 
own, with which they were visibly pleased. 

The old central part of the house has evidently been there 


since Saxon times. What they now use for a living room formed 
the ancient dining hall. There are plain traces of the dias at one 
end of the room on which, as you remember, the lord was wont to 
eat while his followers fed on the large table lower down. The 
ceiling in this room has been lathed and plastered, but in the 
other rooms, the ceilings of ponderous oak rafters, beautifully 
stained, are much like those of the Cluny Museum in Paris. 

The old dining room had the same ceiling formerly, even in 
the memory of one of the oldest inhabitants, so I was told. 
Of course, there have been many alterations, some, I dare say, 
not altogether improving. The house is now composed of three 
portions, besides a green house in the rear. The people, I 
gathered, are farmers and very prosperous from the size and 
number of their outbuildings. 

The grounds and gardens surrounding the place, though not 
so extensive, are well kept up, and on the lawn is the inevitable 
croquet set. 

The church has been completely renovated and all the old 
monuments removed. It has been whitewashed and generally 
improved. I searched everywhere, in the church, throughout all 
the adjoining yards, an apple orchard and in the graveyard and 
could find one family monument to Thos. Barroll, who died in 
1795. This I carefully photographed together with the church 
and several views of the house. I walked over eight miles, but 
the country was so beautiful that it scarcely seemed like two. 

September 13, 1907. 

Yesterday I took an early train out to Tram Inn Station, and 
rode over to Hungerstone. There is a simple, unpretentious 
little chapel here, with no interior monuments or exterior grave- 
yard. So I proceeded to Allensmore. In the graveyard there, 
after long and careful search, I located two stones both of which 
I photographed and copied the inscriptions. One of them, I was 
was told by a very ancient relic, who seemed to be a major dome 
for the cemetery, was the oldest stone in the yard. Both were 
spelled Barroll and I was most gratefully thankful to find some 
of my ancestors who knew how to spell their names, as nothing 
irritates me so much as Witherell or Barrill. In the church 
there were two large tablets to Barrells, both of which I photo- 
graphed and copied. The church was very difficult to secure but 
I took it in sections. 


The surrounding country is not nearly so striking as that near 
Byford. The people of the entire county are extremely hos- 
pitable, and several times I narrowly escaped from their cider." 

The views on the opposite page of Byford Court are from 
photographs which were taken in September, 1907, representing 
it as it was at that time. In the central part of the house, the 
mullioned windows mentioned by Robinson can be seen, and also 
the ancient Saxon doorway, which forms an attractive entrance. 

A closer view of this quaintly arched doorway shows on the 
shield above the door the arms of the Gomonds, into whose 
possession the estate passed from the Barrolls. On either side 
are two shields, from which all traces of heraldric bearings have 
been removed, but on which were formerly the arms of the 

The photograph of the monument to Thomas Barroll in By- 
ford churchyard, and of a portion of Byford church gives the 
location of the tomb in a corner of the yard. The inscription on 
this monument, which cannot be deciphered from the larger pho- 
tograph of it is as follows : 

'* Here lieth the body of Thomas Barroll, of Byford Court. 
He died March 15, 1795, aged 43. 

With patience to the last he did submit, 

And murmured not at what the Lord thought fit. 

AVith a Christian's courage he did resign 

His soul to God at his appointed time. ' ' 

In his account of the parish of Allensmore, Robinson says, 
" at Hungerstone, a branch of the Barrolls of Byford, were 
resident until the beginning of the present century, and several 
monuments to their memory are to be seen in the church and 
churchyard." ' Allensmore lies about four miles south of Here- 

B3rford is a manor of 798 acres and is one of the parishes of 
Herefordshire. It is intersected by the river Wye, the portion 
detached by the river is about 100 acres, lying some five miles 
north of the city of Hereford. Adjoining it are the parishes of 
Mansel Gamage, Monington-on-the-Wye, Bridge Sollers, and 
Preston. Buiford or Byford, is an Anglo-Saxon term for *' a 

* Robinson's Mansions, etc., supra, page 58. 

* Idem, page 6. 


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village near a f ordable stream. ' ' At the conquest tlie manor of 
Buiford or Byford was taken from Ailward, a free Saxon, and 
given to Roger de Laci. On the banishment of Roger de Laci, 
Byford was granted to his brother Walter, and the manor be- 
came appurtenant to the honor of Weobley. A full account of 
the transfers of the manor may be found in Cooke 's Duncumb 's 

The church (dedicated to St. John Baptist) is an ancient 
building of the transition period, consisting of a chancel, nave, 
south aisle with lady chapel, a north aisle and a tower holding 
three bells. The north wall contains an interesting window of 
early English work and one of the Norman period. The church 
goods in 1553 consisted of a silver chalice and paten of ten 
ounces, and three bells. 

On a stone tablet in the chancel, south wall, are arms: Gu., 
a fess arg. between 3 talbots' heads erased of the last impailing 
gu. on a fess vair between 3 mullets arg. 

There are many copies of wills and records of the administra- 
tion of estates of families of " Barrells " in Herefordshire, 
which have been obtained together with those of the family who 
used the spelling of " Barroll." 

The oldest record with the " Barrell " or *' Barrel " spelling, 
yet discovered, is Robert Barrell who graduated at Oxford in 

One in the least acquainted with the rules of heraldry, will at 
once perceive from the similarity of the arms, as given above 
by Edmondson and by Strong, and from the monuments in 
Rochester Cathedral (infra), that the families in Hereford and 
Kent were nearly allied and connected. The arms entered by 
Gilbert Barrell in the visitation of Middlesex in 1663 (infra) 
of the Barrells of Isleworth, are nearly identical with those 
exemplified to James Barroll at the visitation of Hereford in 
1634. Naturally inquiries have been more closely confined to 
that branch of the family seated in Herefordshire. At the same 
time, it will be perceived, much interesting information has been 
gleaned as to the other branches. 

The various members of the family using the spelling '' Bar- 
roll," the earliest records disclose, held lands in the parishes 

• Vol. IV, pages 63, 64, etc. 


of Allensmore, Byford, Mansel Lacy, Much Dewchurch, Leo- 
minster, Llanwarne and others in the city of Hereford. 

The first reference which enables one to identify the an- 
cestors of the Barrolls of Buneshill and Byford, mentioned by 
James Bar roll when he entered the pedigree in the visitation of 
1634, is in an abstract from an old will in the Hereford District 
Probate Registry, at the bottom of the abstract, William Earle, 
probate clerk, writes, '' Nearly half of the above will has been 
worn away. ' ' 

The abstract is as follows : 

(1). 1554 " Robert BarroU." 
'' I bequeath unto the parysse of Llwarne." 
'' Thomas my sone." 
' ' Alys my wife. ' ' 

* ' My two sones Richard and Robert. ' ' 

'* My lands in Moche Dewchurch," *' The Sayyd farme "; — 
executors were his sons, Richard and Robert and Ri Green. 

His overseers were John Johns, Thomas Johns and 

Thomas Barroll, mentioned in this will left no sons. By his 
will dated May 11, 1580, he describes himself as *' Thomas 
Barroll of Rosse in the Citie and dioces of Hereford." He 
mentions his " eldest daughter Isolde," " Margery Pitstowe," 
** my daughter Anne," " daughter Maryan," '' Margery my 
wyf " whom he nominates as his executrix. All efforts to 
ascertain an}i;hing about Richard have failed. The other son 
Robert Barroll, left five sons as appears by his will quoted 
below : 

(2). Robert Barroll of Hongeston (Allensmore) County of 

(Will dated the 3d April, 1580). 

In his will he mentions his sons Wyllyam, Ry chard, Harrye, 
John and Thomas Barroll. 

His wife Maulde. His daughters Anne and Joyce. 

His Mayde, Catheryn. 

His lands in Hongeston, Leominster, the house or tenements 
that Davythe Probarte dwelleth in and all lands and leases 
'* Isewhere within the Countie of Hereford." 

Lands, tenements and leases in the Parish of Allensmore, and 
in *' Shepiner Fylde," part of Hampton's Meadowe and the 
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His Overseers, Thomas Grene and Edmonde Hunte. 

Maulde my wife Executrix. 

Bequests to the Cathedral Church of Hereford, to the Vicare 
of Allensmore '' for my tythes and oblations forgotten, each 
XII pounds." 

The following quaint provision is here copied at length : 

" My wyll ys that yf Wyllyam my sone wyll not order, use and 
behave hym sylfe towards his Mother in all manner of his do- 
yngs and busynes from hensforthe coutyouselye, reverentelye, 
daillye and as yt becomythe an honest younge man to use and 
behave hym selfe towards his Mother at the inspection and over 
sighte of William Scudamore then I wyll that the said Wyllyam 
Scudamore after monycon and warneynge to the sayde Wyllyam 
to be given of his misbyhavor shall give and dustrybute suche 
legacye and legacyes as I have herein bequeathed to the sayde 
Wyllyam amongest the rest of my children that then shal be 
lyveynge." " Witynesses Thomas Beale, Thomas Eyrryche, 
David Proberte and manye others. ' ' 

*' No entry was made as to proof of this will, or of testator's 

While it is easy to trace with certainty the history of Kobert 's 
three sons, William, Richard and John mentioned in the afore- 
going will, it has been impossible to learn anything of Thomas 
his fifth son, beyond the fact that he jointly with his brother 
William, owned ' ' Bunshill, ' ' infra. 

Harrye or Henry Barroll, the son of Robert Barroll, of 
Hongeston, moved to London and had a son Savage Barrell 
(as the name was there spelt) whose grandson became Lieut. 
General William Barrell in the English army. The following 
letter was received in reply to an inquiry addressed to the 
War Office in London for the record of this officer : 

" War Office, London, 8. W., 12th July, 1897. 

Sir. — -With reference to your letter of the 21st ultimo, asking 
for information concerning the antecedents, etc., of Lieutenant- 
General William Barrell, I am directed by the Secretary of 
State for War to enclose herewith an extract from the ' His- 
torical Record of the Fourth, or the King's Own, Regiment of 


Foot,' containing information concerning this officer, but I am 
to add that there are no records in this department concerning 
the antecedents of officers who served at such an early period. 
I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant, 

G. Lawson." 

The extract enclosed was as follows : 

'' Extract from the Historical Records of the 4th Regiment of 


William Barbell. 

Appointed 8th August, 1734. 

This officer entered the army in the reign of William III; he 
obtained the rank of captain in 1698, and his distinguished con- 
duct in the wars of Queen Anne was rewarded with the brevet 
rank of colonel on the 1st of January, 1707. In 1715 he was 
promoted to the colonelcy of the twenty-eighth foot ; in 1727 he 
was appointed brigadier-general ; in 1730 he was removed to the 
twenty-second regiment, and in 1734 to the King's Own. In the 
following year he was promoted to the rank of major-general; 
in 1739 to that of lieutenant-general ; and he was also appointed 
governor of Pendennis Castle. He died on the 9th of August, 

In the Gentleman's Magazine are constant references to 
General Barrell. In 1731 he was then brigadier-general and his 
regiment was stationed in Ireland.' In 1733 the Earl of Strath- 
more was made a captain in his regiment which was then at 
Minorca.* In 1735 his promotion as major-general is announced * 
and in July, 1739," is given his promotion as lieutenant-general. 
The appointment of Lieutenant Higginson (who married his 
great niece mentioned in his will) to his regiment is noted in 
Vol. XIX." The following notice of his death appears in the 
same volume : 

"August 9, 1749, William Barrell, Esq.; lieutenant-general, 
governor of Pendennis Castle, and colonel of the King's Own 

» Gent. Mag., Vol. I, pages 129, 310. 

• Idem, Vol. Ill, page 608. 

• Idem, Vol. V, page 738. 

" Idem, Vol. IX, page 384. 
" Idem, Vol. XIX, page 93. 


Regiment of Foot; he served with great honour above 50 

General James Wolfe, who was killed before Quebec in 1759, 
received his military training under General Barrell, and served 
under him and not in the regiment of General Wolfe (as gen- 
erally understood), in the battles of Falkirk and Culloden, with 
the rank of captain. His promotion to the rank of major, from 
General Barrell's regiment, is found in the same volume."^ 

In the rebellion in Scotland in 1745, General Barrell's regi- 
ment took a conspicuous and gallant part and saved the day at 
Culloden. The following interesting accounts are taken from 
the Gentleman's Magazine, January, 1746." They show that in 
spite of his old age the courage and spirit of the general and 
of his men were of the same stuff as when they served together 
in Flanders many years before under Marlborough. The follow- 
ing *' Order of Battle at Falkirk," is taken from the same 
volume : " 

"Idem, Vol. XIX, page 380. 

" Gent. Mag., Vol. XIX, page 45. Also in Wolfe's Life by Robert Wright (Lon- 
don, 1864). 
" Idem, Vol. XVI, pages 8, 27, 41, 240. 
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There is also an extended account of the battle, from which 
the following is taken, dated January 17, 1745. After giving the 
disposition of the various regiments it proceeds : ' ' When all 
was formed, and our first line within 100 yards of the rebels, 
orders were given for the lines to advance, and a body of 
dragoons to attack them sword in hand. They accordingly 
marched forwards, but upon the rebels giving them a fire, they 
gave ground, and great part of the foot of both lines did the 
same, after making an irregular fire, except the two regiments 
of Barren and Ligonier, under the command of Brigadier 
Cholmondeley, which rallied immediately ; and being afterwards 
attacked by the rebels, fairly drove them back, and put them to 
flight. Whilst this was transacting, a body of the foot, by the 
care of Major-General Huske, formed at some distance in the 
rear of these two regiments, which the rebels seeing, durst not 
advance, and about the same time Brigadier Mordaunt rallied 
the scattered battalions into their several corps in which he was 
greatly assisted by the officers, and pretty near formed them." " 

We find this vivid description of the battle in " A letter from 
a private soldier of Barrell's regiment at Edinburgh, dated 
January 19, 1746. The attack was begun with our three regi- 
ments of dragoons, who broke through the enemy, and behaved 
like bold fellows, and afterwards rallied again; 's regi- 
ment, being the left of our front line, fired on the rebels, but it 
being one of the most turbulent rainy days I ever knew, one- 
fourth of our pieces missed fire, which caused 's regiment 

to give ground, the rebels having ten to one the advantage over 
us, the wind and rain being in their backs. At the running away 

of 's regiment, like a catching infection, the whole front 

followed, and likewise the rear, not one regiment being left in 

the field but ours. The K being in the right of the front 

ran before they were engaged; we marched up, and took their 
ground, and maintained it in spite of the rebels; one party of 
them came running upon us, and fired, but at too great a dis- 
tance, and did us but little harm; they threw away their guns, 
being their usual way of fighting, and advanced sword in hand ; 
we gave them a volley of shot, and kept a reserve, which caused 
them to halt and shake their swords at us ; we gave them three 

" G5«nt. Mag., Vol. XVI, page 27. 


huzzas and another volley, which caused them to run; we pur- 
sued them and took some few prisoners."" 

In the account of the battle of Culloden, a diagram of the 
position of the different regiments is also given. It relates that 
Barren's regiment sustained the full force of the attack and 
acquitted itself gallantly. After an artillery fire the rebels, 
' ' turned their whole force to the left ; and the weight of their 
fury fell chiefly on Barrell 's and Monro 's regiments, where they 
attempted to flank the King's front line; but Wolf's regiment 
advancing entirely defeated their design. ' ' " 

For bravery on the field of battle, General Barrell received his 
appointment as lieutenant in the First Regiment of Foot Guards, 
and this appointment carried with it the rank of captain. He 
served as adjutant at the battle of Blenheim. 

'' First Regiment of Foot Guards, 1698, William Barrell to 
be lieutenant to Lieutenant-Colonel John Seymour, and to rank 
as captain, dated Kens. 27 March." In a foot-note taken from 
Military Entry Books is this, " 1st lieutenant of the Guards in 
1702. Served as adjutant at Blenheim. Captain, January 5, 
1705. Lieutenant-colonel, January 1, 1707. Colonel of the 
regiment now known as the 28th Foot, September 27, 1715. 
Brigadier-general in 1727. Transferred to the 22d Regiment 
of Foot, August 25, 1730. Colonel of the 4th Foot, August 8, 
1734. Major-general in 1735. Lieutenant-general in 1739 and 
governor of Pendennis Castle. D. August 8, 1749. Bd. in West- 
minster Abbey where there is a monument to his memory."" 

The following interesting account of the life, services and 
will of General Barrell is taken from Chester's Westminster 
Abbey Registers, Deaths, etc. : 

'' Lieutenant- General William Barrell in East Cloister. His 
monument describes him as of an ancient Herefordshire family, 
governor of Pendennis Castle and colonel of the King's Own 
Regiment of Foot, and with having served his country with 
great honour, upwards of fifty years, being engaged in most of 
the memorable actions and sieges in Flanders and Germany 
during the whole of Queen Anne's wars. He attained the rank 

" Gent. Mag., Vol. XVI, page 41. 
" Idem, Vol. XVI, page 241. 

"English Army Lists and Common Registers 1661-1714, Vol. IV, by Charles 
Dalton, London, page 203. 


of lieutenant-general July 2, 1739. The monument erected by 
his only son and executor, Savage Barrell, Esq., was renovated 
in 1855 by his great grandson, Captain Justinian Barrell, E. N. 
He died according to the funeral book, August 8, aged seventy- 
seven. His will, dated May 15, 1739, with codicils April 5, 1743, 
and May 9, 1746, was proved August 10, 1749, by his said son 
Savage, residuary legatee. To his wife Mary he left the use of 
his houses in York Buildings and in Croydon County Surrey, 
and an annuity of 200 pounds for life giving her 400 pounds by 
his first codicil. To his daughter Ann, unmarried, at the date 
of his will, and then aged about twenty-one, he gave the divi- 
dends of 3400 pounds South Sea Capital Stock, but in the first 
codicil stated that she had married Captain Charles Eainsford 
and gave her 600 pounds, and in the second codicil 1000 pounds 
more. His other bequests were to his niece Anne Forster and 
her husband Richard Forster, and their children William and 
Anne, his god-children. The latter, as stated in the first codicil, 
having married Joseph Higginson, lieutenant and quarter- 
master in his regiment, he gave her 500 pounds.^" 

Below is a copy of the monument to General Barrell, the in- 
scription on same, reads as follows : 

' * Near this place Lie Interred 

The Remains of The Honourable William Barrell, Esq. 

Lieutenant General op his Majesty 's Forces, 

Governor of Pendennis Castle, 

And Colonel of the King's own Regiment of Foot, 

Which so bravely distinguish 'd itself at the 

Battles of Falkirk and Culloden, 

He was descended from an Ancient Family in Herefordshire, 

Serv'd his Country with great Honour upwards of 50 Years, 

And was engaged in most op the Memorable Actions and Sieges 

In Flanders, and Germany, 

During the whole Course of Queen Anne's Wars. 

He died the 8th. of August 1749 Aet. 78. 

This Monument is Erected to his Memory as a Testimony of 

Filial Piety and Gratitude, by his only Son 

Savage Barrell, Esq. 

Renovated by his Great Grand Son Capt. Justinian Barrell, 

R. N. 1855 " 

*• Marriage Register in Westminster Abbey by J. L. Chester, 1876. 



William Barroll of Brounshill, the eldest son of Robert is 
the one to whom and to whose heirs, Cooke, Clarienceanx Herald, 
exemplified the arms as entered in the Heralds College, in 1585 
Ao. 27 Eliz. This pedigree and the arms given below were 
" Extracted from the Herald's visitation of the comity of 
Hereford made in the year 1634, now remaining in the College 
of Arms, London, by me: George W. Marshall, Herald's College 
Rouge Croix. ' ' 3d May, 1898.^ 

The pedigree referred to as entered in that visitation is as 
follows : 

tres Patients Pr. Clar : Cooke 

exemplified to William Barroll of Brounshill in Com: Hereford 

and to his heires dated 1585 An° 27 Eliz: — 


William Barroll of 
Brounshill, An" 1585, 
died without yssne. 

John Barroll of By- 
ford, in Com: Here- 
ford, brother of Will- 
iam, who gave him 
lands in Byford, mar: 
Bridget Phillipps. 

Richard Barroll of Bunes- 
hill, had lands there from his 

Joane, wife 
to William 
Traynter o f 

Sibell, wife 
to Roger 
H e ry n g of 

Bridget, wife 
to Simon Trayn- 
ter of otecroft. 

Anne, wife 
Henry Webb. 

to Mary, wife to 

John Bevan. 

James Barroll of 
Byford Co: Here- 
ford, An° 1634, and 
of the Citie of 
Hereford, Mar. for 
his first wife, 
Susan, da. of 
James Denys of 

Mary, daughter of 
James Carwardine of 
Hereford, second wife. 

= 11 II 

I Mary. Beatrix. Martha. Joane. 

James Barroll, 
eldest son. 

Signed, JA: BARROLL. 

It will be observed these arms were not first granted to the 
family in 1585, but were " exemplified," i. e., attested or certi- 

° A copy of these entries can be secured by any member of the family who 
will write to " The Herald's College, London, Eng." 


fied as correct, upon the visitation of the Herald Cooke who 
in that year visited Herefordshire. The arms were evidently 
borne before that date, for if they had not been, they would have 
been entered as granted ' ' on that date. ' ' 

From this pedigree it will appear that "William BarroU, for 
whose STuidance his father in his will laid down, with so much 
concern, certain rules of conduct, was known as " William 
Barroll of Brounshill, and died without yssue. " He gave to 
his brother, Richard Barroll, his lands in Buneshill (variously 
caUed '' Boneshill," "Brounshill," " Braunshill," "Buns- 
hill " and " Buneshill "). It is well, perhaps, here to state all 
that is known of this Richard Barroll of " Bunshill " (who it 
will appear left no male issue), and of the final disposition of 
the lands in " Bunshill," which name, as is Byford, was used 
originally to distinguish the two branches of the family, one 
from the other. 

Boneshill, or Buneshill is a subordinate manor (225 acres), a 
detached portion of the parish lying between Kenchester and 
the Wye River, and intersected by the principal road between 
Hereford and Hay. 

" Buneshill, according to Domesday, belonged to a free Saxon 
named Godrick, and was given to Prince Griffin, son of Maria- 
doc. In 1554 the lessee was John Waters, who in 1571 sold his 
interest to Thomas (this is doubtless Thomas in will of Robert 
Barroll )"" and William Barroll, and the heirs of the latter. 
Richard Barroll, lessee, died in 1600, leaving a widow with three 
daughters co-heiresses; (1) Joanna, married William Traunter; 
(2) Bridget, married Simon Traunter; (3) Sybel, married Rich- 
ard Smyth. Francis, son of Simon, inherited the property. 
William Barroll, only son of Richard, died vita patris coelebs. 
Simon Traunter, son of Francis, clerk of peace for the county, 
held Bunshill, and died 1699. William Traunter, his only son, 
died vita patris 1691, at Oatcroft, leaving a son, Simon, and a 
widow, Ann, daughter of Edmond Thomas of Michael Church, 
who remarried Mr. Thomas Duppa, son of Sir Thomas Duppa, 
and was buried at Mansell. 

Simon Traunter, Junior, died in Hereford, 1714, sine prole. 
Bunshill was purchased by the Duke of Chandos, and sold^to 
the governors of Guy's Hospital, the present proprietors. " " 

>> 2S 

^Ante, page 19. 

»» Cooke's Duncumb's Hereford, Vol. IV, pages 127-128. 


In the chancel of St. Michael's Church, Mansel Lacy Parish, 
is a marble tablet, with an interesting Latin epitaph (given at 
length by Duncumb), to William Traunter, graduate of Wadham 
College, Oxford, and of the Middle Temple, son of Simon 
Traunter, Gent., and his wife Margaret, who died 14th January, 
1691. On the east wall are tablets to '' Simon Traunter of 
Buneshill, in this parish, Gent. June 24, 1699 aet. 65. Simon 
Traunter, Esq., late of Bunshill, 15 March, 1713/14. 

Ann, wife of Thomas Duppa, Esq., formerly wife of William 
Traunter, Gent., May 1, 1710 aet. 43." " 

In '^ The Mansions and Manors of Herefordshire," this ac- 
count of Bunshill is given: 

*' Bunshill, a detached portion of the parish (Mansell Lacy) 
belonging to Guy's Hospital, was the property of Eichard 
Barroll of Byford, in the seventeenth century. He left three 
daughters and co-heiresses, the eldest of whom had Bunshill and 
married William Traunter of Oatcroft. Her second husband 
was Thomas Duppa, son of Sir Thomas Duppa, Gent., usher to 
James 11. Bunshill descended to Simon Traunter, whose only 
son pre-deceased his father and left no issue. """ 

" John Barroll of Bvford," the other son of Robert Barroll 
is the one from whom the Barrolls in America are descended; 
and, as will appear by reference to the pedigree below, he 
acquired his lands in Byford from his brother William, who 
gave them to him as he had given the Bunshill lands to his 
brother Richard. 

(3). John Barroll of Byford, as shown in the aforegoing 
pedigree and in his father, Robert Barroll 's, will (supra) was 
the second son, to him William gave his lands in Byford. Upon 
the death of William, without issue, and of Richard without 
male issue, he appears to have been the sole male representative 
of the family, unless his uncle, Richard Barroll, mentioned in the 
will of 1554, may have left descendants. Walter, viscount of 
Hereford, lord of the honor of Weobley, granted in 1586 a farm 
called Martyns, subject to an annual quit rent to John Barroll 
and his heirs.'"' 

John Barroll married Bridget Phillips. From the tablet in 

** Idem, page 130. 

" Robinson's Mansions, etc., page 197. 

^' Duncumb's Hereford, Vol. IV, page 65. 



the south wall of St. John 's church one learns she died in 1645.*' 
Bridget Phillips was the daughter of Robarte Phillips of Yar- 
poole and Lemster and Elizabethe Pryce his wife. Elizabethe 
was the daughter of John Pryce of Clun in Wales, and her 
mother the daughter of Sir Edward Croftes. The Phillips' 
arms and pedigree are shown below as entered in the visitation 
of Herefordshire in 1569. (This visitation will be found in 
Feabody Library.) 


PHILLIPS (of Leominster R. 175) HarL 615, ff. 50^, 51. 

Arms: — PhiUips. Or on a chevron 6u. three eagles' heads erased arg. in the dexter 
chief a crescent. 


= doughter and heire of Vyners. 

Thomas Phillips (of Yarpoole and 
Lemster in Co. Hd. Harl. 1545). 

doughter of Brocton (Bronghton Harl. 
1545) of Henley iu Conte Salopee. 

Robarte Phillips (of Yarpoole) and 
of Lemster (Harl. 1545). 

Elizabethe, donghter of John Pryce (of 
Clun in Wales, by Margt., d. of Sir 
Edward Croftes, Harl. 1545). 

Elizabethe, mar. to Thomas Noblett Alyce. 
(Nyblett, HarL 1545). 

Bridget (mar. John Barroll of 

Francis Phillips of Lems- 
ter, in the County of 
Hereford (ob. 1576. 
Harl. 1545). 


Jones, doughter and 
one of the heirs to 
John Morrys of 

Fabyan, 2 son, mar- 
donghter to Walter (M. 
P. for Lemster, 1572). 

Fabian bought part of the 
Manor of Lemster, 1620 

Thomas Phillips, Sonne Elizabethe. 

and heire. 

John Baeeoll and his wife Bridget Phillips had two daugh- 
ters, Anne Barroll, who married Henry Webb, and Mary Barroll, 
who married John Bevan ; and one son, James Barroll. It has 
been impossible to ascertain whether either Anne or Mary left 
any descendants. 

(4). James Baeeoll of Byfoed, County Hereford Ao. 1634, 
and of the Citie of Hereford, married for his first wife, Susan, 
daughter of James Denys of Monyngton Clark; and for his 
second wife, Mary, daughter of James Carwardine of Hereford. 

^ Idem, page 69. 


This James Carwardine was mayor of Hereford in 1628,'* he 
held the manor of Huntlow in the parish of Preston-on-Wye. 
Arms : Sa. a hand-in-how in Bend, betiv. tivo pheons ar. Crest a 
wolf passant ar. in his Mouth an arrow sa. embrued gu. 

By his second wife, Mary Carwardine, James Barroll had four 
daughters, Mary, Beatrix, Martha and Joane. Whether any of 
them left any descendants it has not been possible to learn. 

James Denys, the father of Susan, James Barroll's first wife, 
was from Monyngton Clark in Gloucester County, which adjoins 
Hereford on the south. Arms, Ar. on a bend engrailed betiv. 
three leopards' heads az. jessant delis or a martlet of the field 
for difference. 

James Barroll and Susan Denys his first wife had a son James 
Barroll whom, in the visitation of 1634, he described as his 
" eldest son." 

In 1639 James Barroll was mayor of Hereford.'' In the Civil 
War he was an ardent supporter of the King, a resolute and 
gallant officer, a colonel in the King's forces, and lost his life in 
the cause which he espoused. In '^ The Memorials of the Civil 
War in Herefordshire," the author spells his name as '' Barn- 
ard," " Barnold." When Colonel Mynne, who was governor of 
the city of Hereford, on July 27, 1644, with 170 of his veterans 
was killed at the engagement at Redmarley, Colonel Barroll 
succeeded him as governor of Hereford and held it till the 10th 
of September, when he gave it up to Colonel Barnabas Scuda- 
more. An interesting account of the concerns of the garrison 
under him is also given.'" 

In the following December Colonel Barroll was in command 
of a Royal Garrison in Radnorshire in Wales. This garrison 
was attacked by two independent bodies of Roundheads under 
the commands of Colonel Mytton and Sir Thomas Middleton. 
The following account is taken from Webb (supra) : 

'' In Cwm Hir (the Long Valley) stood the remains of a 
religious house of the Cistercians, one of those which had 
suffered when Owain Gljnidwr ravaged the monasteries that 
favored the usurpation of Henry IV. It had been converted 
into a fortress and was occupied by a royalist garrison under 

* Price's Hereford, page 259. 

*» Price's " City of Hereford," Hereford, 1796, page 259. 

» John Webb, London, 1872, Vol. II, pages 79-80. 


Colonel Barroll, the same officer who commanded for a time at 
Hereford before the commg in of Scudamore, and was after- 
wards slain by the Scots at the storming of Canon Frome. 
The walls were strong, and the place well stored, and Barroll 
disdained their summons. But a storming party commenced the 
attack with such vigor that resistance was fruitless. Middleton 
and Mytton brought away prisoners, three captains of foot and 
horse, with several other officers, and 60 common soldiers ; they 
captured 40 horses, 200 muskets and other arms with propor- 
tionate ammunition. This event crippled the authority of the 
Royalists in these parts."'' Colonel Barroll with a portion of 
his command cut his way through the attacking forces and 
made good his escape. In a foot-note an interesting account is 
given of a local tradition preserved at Llynbarried, near Nant- 
mel, that Cromwell in person attacked and captured Cwm Hir. 
That he with a party of his men passed through the grounds of 
Llwynbarried on their way to Cwm Hir, the soldiers and their 
horses were refreshed under an aged tree, still known as 
'' Cromwell's Oak," near which a pot of gold had been buried 
for security; the general himself dining in the house. The 
author does not think the tradition is a correct one and believes 
the attack and storming were made as above recited. 

Early in the following year Colonel Barroll succeeded Colonel 
Norton as governor of Canon Frome, where he lost his life in 
July following. Canon Frome was one of those battlemented 
houses of the border counties with fosse and drawbridge, which, 
though weak against improved modes of attack, was a strongly 
fortified garrison and was so located on a commanding eminence 
that it had successfully resisted up to that time, many assaults 
which had been made upon it by Parliamentary forces. It 
belonged to Sir Richard Hopton who united his fortunes with 
those of Parliament, while his son Colonel Edward Hopton was 
an officer in the King's forces. A family arrangement common 
in those times and one which in either issue of the cause could be 
used to their mutual advantage in preventing fines and confisca- 
tion of family estates. 

Canon Frome was situated near the west side of the road 
which leads from Bromyard to Ledbury about six mUes north 

«^ Webb's Civil War, Vol. II, page 134. 


of the latter place and seven miles south of Bromyard. Bishop's 
Frome lies about four miles north of Canon Frome. 

Its situation was such that it commanded the principal road 
from Hereford to Worcester and its strategic location was one 
of importance. *' In April, 1645, shortly after Colonel Barrel! 
assumed charge of Canon Frome, Colonel Massie, who was in 
command at Gloucester, left that place with 5000 troops and 
marched to Ledbury, with the intention as 'tis conceived to fall 
on a new garrison of his Majesties at Canon Frome, but Rupert 
surprised and defeated him at Ledbury before he could accom- 
plish his object." 

In July following, tidings of the advance of the Scottish 
army, under the Earl of Leven, overshadowed Herefordshire 
like an approaching thunder-cloud. They were stout and hardy 
warriors; their march was vigorous and swift. They entered 
Herefordshire from Worcestershire, on July 20, 1645, the main 
body halted at Tenbury, and a strong party under the Earl of 
Calender, David Lesley and Middleton pushed forward all that 
night and the next day to overtake the retreating royalist 
enemy, but in vain. " And then Canon Frome stood in their 
way, strong enough within its formidable moat to give trouble, 
and held by a resolute officer, who had once for a brief season 
governed Hereford, and whose loss of Abbey Cwn Hir would but 
make him more desperate now. Lord Calender viewed and 
summoned it. Barroll returned to the challenge of threat and 
extremity a determined answer that he would defend it to the 
last drop of his blood, and so it was. The Scots made sharp 
work of it ; the assault was given, and the brave commander and 
70 of his garrison were put to the sword. Only about 30 prison- 
ers were taken. ' ' This first success of the Scots was received in 
London with lively satisfaction and Parliament voted Leven a 
jewel worth 500 pounds as a reward. Colonel Edward Harley 
was appointed governor of Canon Frome and he was shortly 
afterwards succeeded by a Scottish officer. Major Archbold, 
under whom the fort became a thorn in the side of the Royalists. 
A detailed and interesting account of the failure of the Royalists 
to re-capture this fort by means of the " Sow " an ingenious 
engine which they contrived with great labor, may be found in 
Webb's Memorials.'' 

« Webb's Civil War. Vol. II, pages 240-241. 


The '' Moderate Intelligencer " states that there were some 
120 in the garrison, of whom about half were killed in the action ; 
some 30 put to the sword that fled to safety and cried for 
'* quarter "; the rest were saved by the coming in of Lord 
Calender elsewhere spoken of as a merciful commander. ' ' The 
governor, Colonel Barroll, was buried at Ashperton, July 25, 
1645. The church of Canon Frome was much dilapidated and 
the services probably suspended. There is no note of burials in 
the parish register. These records contain nothing like what 
might be expected after the number of the slain, either here 
or at Redmarley, where only 17 are entered. All ground is burial 
ground in time of war. They were doubtless interred upon the 
spot where they fell, without shroud or coffin, tears of friends, 
toll of bell, or funeral prayer. Peace be to their ashes ; they lie 
unrecorded and unknown." 

In a long and detailed account of the capture of Canon Frome 
by the Scottish army, the following is from the report of the 
Earl of Leven, dated at Ludbury, July 23, 1645.'^ 

** Upon Saturday the army marched to Temberry, and stayed 
there on Sunday, being advertised that the enemy was about 
Bishop's Frome towards niglit. The Earl of Calender, Lieu- 
tenant-General Lesley and Major-General Middleton went out 
with a party of 4500. Horse, foot and dragoones they marched 
all that night, and Monday all day in pursuit after them, but 
the enemy still retreated before them. Upon Tuesday they 
came to Canon Frome, by which they intended only to have 
passed, but the Earl of Calender having viewed the place upon 
all quarters, sent summons to the governor, Colonel Barroll, to 
surrender it for the use of the King and Parliament he returned 
a verball answer by my Lords owne drummer, that the command 
of it was intrusted to him by his Majesty and that he would keep 
it for his use as long as he had a drop of blood in his body. 
Calender sent back the drummer, and desired he would return 
his answer in writing, which he did accordingly, the copy 
whereof is here inclosed: After receipt of his letter, the lieu- 
tenant-general having caused provide such necessaries as could 
be had in so short a time, gave order for storming the place. 
The graff es were about nine foot deep, and as broad, and in most 
places full of water. The works above the graffes were so high 

"Webb's Memorials, Vol, II, page 378. Appendix. 


that all the ladders we could get were too short; the enemy 
behaved themselves valourously, but it pleased the Lord to give 
our soldiers so much courage, that after a hot dispute they were 
beaten from their works, after which they fled to the house 
where they fought desperately, till a great part of them were 
killed. We lost about 16 and 24 are wounded; of the enemy 
were killed about 70. Colonel Barroll deadly wounded, Captain 
Briskoe, Captain Houke, and thirty others were taken prisoners. 
The general and committee hath written to know the Parlia- 
ment's pleasure for a governor and garrison to be put in it, 
and until order be taken for that purpose, have put into it 
120 foot and 20 horse. 

The place hath been very hurtful to the country, and may be 
of good use now for their preservation. The enemy halted 
about Rosse, to which place our party is marched after them 
but they are now further retreated to Monmouth. 

Your Lordships most humble Servant. 

Ludbury, the 23 July, 1645." 

The answer enclosed was as follows : 

'' Sir. — You demand this house for the use of the King and 
Parliament ; my commission is by the King alone, and if I may 
see a command under his Majesties hand, I shall with all Willing- 
ness obey it, until then I cannot give that accompt as is expected 
from me, nor will I resigne it upon any other condition so long 
as I have life. Only I rest, 

Your Servant, 

James Barroll. 
Canon Frome, 22 July, 1645. 

For the Lord Calender." 

Another account by Eobinson of the defence of Canon Frome 
is in these words : 

" The mansion house, re-built of brick in the last centurv, is 
interesting rather from its past association than its present 
appearance. Being an important out-post for Hereford, it was 
garrisoned during the Civil Wars on behalf of the King by 
Colonel Barroll and 120 men. For two years it resisted all 
attacks, but in July, 1645, the Earl of Leven and the Scottish 
army assaulted it, and after a fierce fight succeeded in capturing 
it. The governor, Captains Briscoe and Hewett and seventy of 


the garrison were killed, and Sir Edward Harley entrusted with 
the place. Sir Barnabas Scudamore, after the successful termi- 
nation of the siege of Hereford, made two attempts to regain 
Canon Frome for his Sovereign, but in spite of his daring inge- 
nuity, was completely frustrated. The moat may still be traced, 
but all other vestiges of antiquity have passed away." '* 

(5). Major James Barroll II, who is entered in the above ped- 
igree as the " eldest son " of Colonel James Barroll, was his 
only son. His wife's name was Susan, and he, like his father, 
was an officer, a major, in the King's army. 

While his father was in command of Canon Frome, Major 
Barroll attacked a Parliamentary force near Yatton Chapel, 
close to the border of Gloucestershire, capturing a strong posi- 
tion which the enemy occupied on a high hill. The locality from 
this fact was called " Barroll 's Hill " which name it bears to 
this day. (" Bacon's County Map, Guide to Herefordshire.") 

" James Barroll, a major in the Royal army was with his 
troop in Oxford at the time of its surrender, and entitled to the 
benefit of the articles of war agreed to by Sir Thomas Fairfax. 
Although he afterwards took the national covenant and the 
negative oath he was compelled in 1646 to compound for his 
lands in Byford, and submit to a fine for his ' delinquency in 
having been in arms against the Parliament. ' These lands were 
purchased by Thomas Gomond in 1659, and included in the 
Holly Farm."" 

Major James Barroll was under thirty years of age when the 
King's forces surrendered at Oxford, and he did not long sur- 
vive that event. By fines and confiscations such part of his own 
and his father's estates as had not already been sacrificed in 
the royalist cause were swept away. And nothing but an hon- 
orable record was the reward of his sons for their father's 
and grandfather's loyalty. 

James Barroll 's death occurred prior to 1652. For *' Aubrey 
Smyth (2d son of Francis Smyth of Street, son of Eichard 
Smyth of Credenhill) married Susan, widow of James Barroll, 
and in 1652 was occupier of considerable property in Byford. 
He was buried there 4th March, 1702. ' ' '' His monument is in 

"Robinson's Mansions, etc., supra, page 61. 

" Cooke's Duncumb, Vol. IV, 65. 

"Robinson's Mansions, etc., pages 58, 79 and 159. 


Byf ord cimrch. * ' North wall, and stone tablet. Arms : On a 
mount vert a lion pass, regard or. Aubrey Smyth, 1703, aet. 

Major James Barroll left at the time of his death three infant 
sons, the younger John Barroll, died June, 1682, as per letters 
of administration.'* 

The next, Thomas Barroll, who never married so far as can 
be ascertained. He was born in 1645 and in 1711 became mayor 
of Hereford as had been his grandfather.'" Thomas Barroll died 
in 1727 and the following inscription is copied from the stone 
which marks his grave : 

'* On a stone in Hereford cathedral is this inscription: " Here 
lyes the body of Thomas Barroll, gent, once Mayor of this City, 
who departed this life the 5th day of October, 1727, aged 82."** 

Major James Barroll 's oldest son was "William Barroll. 

(6). William Barroll I, eldest son of Major James Barroll 

married Mary , died in June 1698. By his will dated May 

31, 1698, he mentions his eldest son '' William Barroll " and his 
son ''John Barroll." His daughters "Mary," ''Anne," 
'' Margaret " and " Elizabeth," the latter of whom was the 
wife of James Wilder. Also his wife " Mary Barroll." He was 
buried in the Bishop's chapel in Hereford cathedral, and the 
stone over his grave bears this inscription : 

" Beneath this plate lieth the body of William Barroll of this 
City, who died June 3, 1698. 

And of Marv, his wife, who died June 11, anno Domini, 

(7). William Barroll II, the son mentioned in the aforegoing 

will married Anne , and his last will dated 13th November, 

1729, mentions his wife " Anne." His lands and tenements in 

"Cooke's Duncumb, Vol. IV, page 69. 

•* Letter from William Earle, and abstract from "Probate Registry," ante, 
page 8. 

'°In Price's Hereford, page 260, in the list of the mayors of Hereford his 
name is spelt " Barrow." 

"Havergal's Monumental Inscriptions in Hereford Cathedral, page 68. This 
is doubtless the stone spoken of by L. Wethered Barroll in his letter of Sep- 
tember 11, 1907 (ante, page 3), as having been buried in the Chapel House yard 
under huge blocks of sandstone. But for the inscription copied in Havergal we 
would not have known of its existence nor could he have been identified with 
the Thomas " Barrow " in Price's. 


the parishes of Allensmore and Much Dewchurch. His daughter 
'' Mary Barroll " and his two youngest daughters *' Margaret '* 
and '* Abigail." His sons '* Francis Barroll," " Arnold Bar- 
roll," '' James Barroll " and his eldest son '' William Barroll," 
whom he names as his executor, 

Francis, the son of William Barroll, named in the aforegoing 
will, it will be observed had the same Christian name as the 
Francis Barrell in Rochester. Nothing is Imown of him beyond 
the fact that he is named as one of the testator's sons. 

James, another son, is apparently one of the attesting wit- 
nesses to his brother Arnold's will (see infra), and was alive 
at the time it was written, namely, 20 January, 1767, beyond 
this there is no record. 

Arnold Barroll, the other son, was mayor of Hereford in 
1764.*" Arnold had a son John, who was graduated at Brase- 
nose College, Oxford University. ' ' John Barroll, son of Arnold 
Barroll of Hereford (citv) gentleman Brasenose College, Matric. 
10 May, 1751, aged 18 B. A. 1755." " 

The degree of M. A. was conferred upon John Barroll at 
Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1765. He took orders, was 
vicar of the parish of Bosbury in 1766, and subsequently was 
vicar of the parish of Waif ord,"^ 1769-1810. 

John Barroll was succeeded as vicar in 1810 by his nephew, 
John Beeston, who was a son of Eusebius Beeston and Eliza- 
beth Barroll his wife, a daughter of Arnold Barroll, see Arnold 
Barroll 's will dated 20th January, 1767, and '' proved by John 
Barroll, clerk, the son, and sole executor, 20th May, 1768. ' ' This 
will was witnessed by James Barroll who was also witness to 
his brother, William BarrolPs, will (infra). 

On a stone in Hereford cathedral is the inscription, '' In 
memory of John Barroll who died October 19, 1816, aged 84 
years. ' ' 

(8). William Barroll III, mentioned in the preceding will, 
married Abigail Jones, daughter of John Jones of Llanwryne, 
Montgomeryshire in Wales, about 75 miles northwest of Here- 
ford. She was the sister of Rev. Hugh Jones (infra). In his 
will William Barroll III is described as living in the parish of 

*^ Price's Hereford, page 261. 
"Foster's Graduates Oxoniensis. 
"Cooke's Duncumb, Vol. IIL 


Saint John Baptist in the city of Hereford. He devised all his 
property in Hereford, in the parish of Allensmore, and else- 
where to his wife, whom he appointed his executrix. He died 
between May 2d, the date of his will, and May 27, 1754, the day 
of its probate. One of the witnesses to his will was his brother 
James Barroll mentioned in the preceding will of his father. 

He left two sons, William, his eldest, and Richard, and two 
daughters, Abigail and Elizabeth. His wife Abigail Barroll 
left a will dated November 28, 1761. 

In this she mentions her sons William Barroll and Richard 
Barroll, as well as her two daughters, Abigail and Elizabeth. 
She leaves her messuages, lands and tenements in the parish of 
Allensmore and her late husband's watch, chain and other things 
belonging to it to her son Richard; he as well as Elizabeth were 
at that time minors, she appointed as their guardians her 
brother Richard Jones and Arnold Russell. The residue of her 
estate she devised to her two daughters, declaring her son 
William, who at that time had gone to America, had already 
been given his share in her estate. Her will was proven, 20th 
February, 1768, " by the oaths of Abigail Shinn, formerly 
Barroll, now the wife of Benjamin Shinn, and Elizabeth Walker, 
formerly Barroll, now wife of Gerard Walker. ' ' 

Elizabeth, her daughter, was buried at Hereford cathedral, 
and the following inscription was taken from the stone which 
covered her grave. * ' In the south cloister, fast decaying, made 
out with the greatest difficulty, February 14, 1861." 

" Here lieth the body of Elizabeth Walker, wife of Gerard 
Walker, and daughter of William and Abigail Barroll. She died 
April 1774, aged 31 years."'' 

Nothing has been learned of Abigail Shinn nor her husband, 
beyond the reference above quoted. 

Richard Barroll, infant son, mentioned in Abigail Barroll's 

will, and married Anne , was born in 1746. He was buried 

in Hereford cathedral. 

''On an oak plate in the cloister near Bishop's door. Im- 
mediately beneath on a white marble is this : To the Memory of 
Mr. Richard Barroll, late of this City, who died April 22d, 1810, 
aged 64 years, also of Mrs. Anne Barroll, his wife, who died 
June 24th 1812, aged 63 years. ' ' " They left five children : 

" See Havergal's Monumental Inscriptions in Hereford cathedral, page 70. 
**Havergars Monuments, etc., page 18. 




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(1). Sarah Barroll, daughter of Richard and Anne Barroll, 
married Thomas Phipson and had issue. He served the office of 
low bailiff of Birmingham in 1811. Her husband was descended 
from the Ryland family of Bearley and Sherborne, and among 
the descendants will be found the above." Other children were 
(2) William, (3) Richard, (4) Elizabeth, and (5) Anne. Of 
these it has been possible to trace only the descendants of 
William Barroll, as follows : 

(2). William Barroll, son of Richard held a commission as 
captain in the Herefordshire militia. He left issue a daughter 
Marianne, who died at a great age at Laugharne, Carmaethen- 
shire in 1887, and a son, William Barroll who died in the 41st 
year of his age, March 22, 1857, at Hamilton, Canada, West. In 
1840 the latter married Emma, only surviving daughter of 
George Bosville Wentworth Stackpoole, Esq., of Laugharne, 
Carmaethenshire, Wales. 

Of this marriage were born, (1) William Stackpoole Barroll, 
who died at the age of 19 at Calcutta. (2) Eliza Barroll, who 
married Edward Rudyard Warner, he was a barrister practicing 
in India ; not living. They had two sons, one in the P. & 0. Co's 
service, the other in the Indian civil service ; and two daughters, 
one married to a Mr. Cox in the Indian civil service and the 
other unmarried. (3) Dr. George William Barroll, who was a 
medical officer in the British Armv. He has retired from the 
service and from the practice of his profession, and now resides 
at Ridgemount, Branksome Park, Bournemouth, England. In 
1889 he married the second daughter of Edward Peacock, they 
have one son, William Stackpoole Barroll, now studying with the 
view to obtain an appointment in the admiralty. 

Abigail Baeeoll, wife of William Baeeoll III, was a daugh- 
ter of John Jones and sister of Rev. Hugh Jones. She was a 
native of Wales, having been born at Llanwryne, in Montgomery 
County, which lies on the eastern border of Wales adjoining 
county Salop. It was her brother, Hugh Jones, who wrote for 
his nephew, Rev. William Barroll to come to America and 
assume charge of North Sassafras Parish, Cecil Co., Md. 

'^ Hugh Jones, son of John, of Llanwryne, county Mont- 
gomery, matriculated at All Soul's College, Oxford, 18th Novem- 

« Burke's History of the Landed Gentry or Commoners of Great Britain, etc., 
enjoying territorial possessions, etc., pages 406-408. 


ber, 1684, aged 16 B. A., March 23(1, 1688-9."" He came to 
America, after taking orders, and became one of the most oft- 
quoted clergymen in the early history of the church in this 
country. Perhaps the best account of the life of this interesting 
and venerable old clergyman will be found in the *' Annals of 
the American Pulpit " by Wm. B. Sprague, in a '' Letter from 
the Rev. Ethan Allen, D. D., to Mr. Sprague " : 

" Hugh Jones 


From the Rev. Ethan Allen, D. D. 

Baltimore Md., March 5, 1858. 

My Dear Sir. — The sources from which the facts embodied in 
the following sketch are drawn, are mostly indicated in the 
course of the narrative. 

Those not mentioned are the records of North Sassafras 
Parish, and the family descendants of the Rev. Mr. Barroll, a 
nephew of Mr. Jones ; and all entitled to the fullest confidence. 

The first notice we find of Hugh Jones, in the history of 
Maryland, is in the year 1696, when he had just come into the 
province, with others, who came at the solicitation of Governor 
Nicholson. We then find him the incumbent of Christ Church 
Parish, in Calvert County. As the vestry's early records of this 
parish have been lost, nothing is known concerning him from 
that source. But from the records of the governor and council 
it appears that on the 3d of October, 1698, Mr. Jones, together 
with other clergymen of the province, then present at Annapolis, 
was requested by the governor to have a clergyman, charged 
with bigamy, before them, and to examine into the case and this 
they accordingly did. He remained at Annapolis for some time, 
and on the 25th preached before the general assembly, then in 
session, and quite to the acceptance at least of the governor; 
for in a message to the lower house, the next day after they 
heard him, he tells them that ' according to Parliamentary usage 
they should have returned thanks to Mr. Jones, and the other 
clergymen who had officiated in their good sermons, and not have 
acted contrary to the good doctrines preached to them.' 

Mr. Jones was no inattentive observer of things, while here, 

"Foster's Oxoniensis. 


and his observations lie committed to writing, and sent them, 
with a general account of Maryland, to the Royal Society of 
London, by whom they were published, they were long after- 
wards republished in the ' Philadelphia Philosophical Trans- 
actions. ' 

In this account, among several other things worthy of note, 
is a description of Annapolis copied into Oldmixon's History 
of the Colonies in 1707, and frequently published in later years. 
He thus became widely known. 

He continued in Calvert until 1702 or 1703, when, as appears 
from Anderson's Colonial Church History, he became Professor 
of Mathematics in the College of William and Mary (Va.), 
which college was established in 1693. He still filled this chair 
as late as 1717. 

This appointment he no doubt owed to his friend, Governor 
Nicholson, who was at that time governor of Virginia and had 
removed the seat of government to that place. 

Whether it was while he was professor in the college or not, 
he was at one time chaplain of the general assembly and lecturer 
in the parish of Williamsburg. Subsequently he was the min- 
ister at Jamestown, so celebrated in the annals of the Virginia 

In 1722, he had left Virginia ; and it is not improbable that he 
paid a visit to England, for in 1724 he published in London a 
duodecimo volume of a hundred and fifty pages, the title of 
which is ' The present State of Virginia, and a short view of 
Maryland and North Carolina. By Rev. Hugh Jones, A. M., 
Chaplain to the Honorable Assembly, and lately Minister of 
Jamestown, Va.' He intended this volume, he tells his readers, 
as a sort of supplement to Stith's and Keith's History of Vir- 
ginia, just as theirs was to that of the celebrated Captain 
John Smith, of Pocahontas Memory. 

But, very shortly after the publication of his book, he returned 
to Virginia, and became the minister of St. Stephen's Parish in 
King and Queen County. This parish, however, he soon left, 
carrying with him the following highly gratifying letter, dated 
February 2, 1726. I insert it as showing something of the man, 
and the estimation in which he was then held. ' We, the sub- 
scribers principal inhabitants of St. Stephen 's Parish, King and 
Queen County in Virginia, do hereby certify that the Rev. Mr. 


Hugh Jones, whilst he was our minister, behaved himself so well 
as to merit and obtain the best of characters. For he not only 
instructed us in powerful doctrines and elevated our devotion 
by his fervent prayers and was most diligent in the discharge 
of the duties of his sacred functions, so as to give general satis- 
faction in all respects, but also gave us an extraordinary ex- 
ample in his sober life and edifying conversation. And we 
furthermore attest that he and his family, for their handsome, 
candid and familiar behaviors, and peacable disposition and just 
dealings received the love, friendship and respect of all the 
neighborhood. And though at last, he met with opposition from 
a few, concerning the placing of the pulpit, which was the 
occasion of his leaving us, yet is the departure of him and his 
family universally lamented, even by his adversaries. 

And we do in our conscience truly believe that out of one 
thousand and fifty titheables that are in our parish, there are 
not twenty that would vote against his continuance among us, 
nor that, upon occasion, would refuse to testify the truth hereof. 

In witness of which, we have hereunto voluntarily put our 
hands. Robert Farrish, Thomas Clayton, Eobert Polland, 
Nathaniel Davis, James Stevens, James Bagets and others.' 

It is truly gratifying to find instances like this forming hon- 
orable exceptions to the character usually attributed to the old 
Virginia clergj^ 

We learn from this incidental testimony that Mr. Jones had a 
family and how they as well as himself were regarded by the 
principal inhabitants of the parish. But this is the only allusion 
to his family that I have been able to find. 

With this character, after an absence of twenty-three or four 
years, he returned to Maryland, and became the incumbent of 
William and Mary Parish, in Charles County, distance some 
thirty or forty miles from the parish which he had just left. 

William and Mary was a small parish in which, in order to 
sustain his family he was obliged to engage to some extent in 
instructing youth. 

Consequently he did not regard it as a place of permanent 
settlement. After continuing there more than four years, he 
discontinued his connection with the parish, and the vestry then 
recorded on their books this testimonial, a copy of which was 
no doubt given to him: ' Whereas it is a laudable custom to 


attest the truth, we, whose names are under written, do hereby 
certify that the Kev. Hugh Jones, who has been our minister 
near five years, has ever since his induction into this parish, 
lived a sober and exemplary life, discharging the duty of his 
function in all respects suitable to his profession and has always 
been well respected by his parishioners. Witness our hand this 
22d day of June, 1730, Mark Penn, Eobert Yates, John Howard, 
Edmund Ford, Eichard Chashall, Barton Hungerford, vestry- 
men, and Notley Maddox, William Warden, church wardens.' 

Mr. Jones does not appear to have given up his school for a 
year after this, and in the meanwhile he acted as curate to a 
clergyman in the neighboring parish. 

About this time, the incumbent of North Sassafras Parish, 
Cecil County, having been suspended from the ministry for his 
misbehavior, the then governor of the province, a brother of 
Lord Baltimore, gave Mr. Jones the following letter to the 
vestry. I insert it, as showing not only the estimation in which 
he was held, but also somewhat the character of this Protestant 

' September 25, 1731. 

Gentlemen. — I have this day received your representation re- 
lating to the want of a due ministerial dispensation of God's 
Holy Word and Sacraments within your parish, and shall not be 
wanting in my endeavors to answer your desire. 

Mr. Jones, who for some years past, hath resided in Charles 
County, and hath from all obtained a good report of his life 
and conversation is desirous to remove to your parts, and he has 
had my promise, for some time past, of such removal as he 
should choose, and as I think it is but justice to give upon such 
occasions, the preference to such as have resided with a fair 
character amongst us before any stranger from other parts, I 
send this by him, who is desirous to visit you and your parts, 
to see how far the circumstances of your parish may suit him, 
and also to conciliate your good will towards him in case of his 
acceptance and appointment as proposed. Wishing you all 
health and prosperity, I remain, gentlemen, 

Your friend and servant, 
Benedict Leonard Calvert.' 

* Benjamin Pearce, John Baldwin, John Pennington, Colonel 
John Ward, Henry Ward, Joseph Wood, William Ward, vestry- 
men ; Alphonso Cosden and William Rumsey, church wardens. ' 



Mr. Jones' visit was successful. He and the parish were so 
well satisfied with each other, that the governor gave him a 
letter of induction, and he became the incumbent there October 
2, 1731, being then about sixty years of age. 

There were in this parish as early as 1696, when there were 
but three hundred and thirty-seven taxables in the whole county, 
a small parish church, and a small chapel of ease which furn- 
ished ample accommodation at that time. But now, after an- 
other parish had been taken off from it, embracing more than 
half the territory of the county, the taxables of the parish were 
eleven hundred and yet these two small old places of worship 
were the only ones it contained. 

Mr. Jones at once set himself to meet this exigency and in the 
second year of his ministry succeeded in beginning the erection, 
which, in due time was finished, of two large and substantial 
brick edifices. 

In the parish church were a hundred and sixteen pew holders. 

The two buildings continued, fulfilling the purposes for which 
they were erected for nearly a century. 

Mr. Jones' ministry went on quietly, yet prosperously. But 
he had not done publishing yet. 

There were some Romanists in the county, and his attention 
was consequently drawn towards their system. Accordingly, in 
1745, he preached and published a sermon called ' A Protest 
against Popery ' which was widely noticed in its day. As he 
grew old, he required help, and in 1750 he had his brother for a 
curate, but how long he remained the record does not show. 

His rectorship, however, continued until about the middle of 
the year 1760. When at the age of ninety he resigned his parish, 
in favor of his nephew the Rev. William Barroll. 

The Maryland Gazette of that date, takes notice of the change, 
and speaks of him as ' the Venerable Hugh Jones.' Soon 
after this, on the 8th of September he died at the great age of 
ninety-one, having been incumbent of this parish twenty-nine 
years and in the ministry more than sixty-five years. 

He was buried at his parish church (St. Stephens), and his 
successor erected over his grave a monument, with an appro- 
priate inscription. Mr. Jones was a man of very considerable 
learning and he gained strong friends wherever he went. His 
piety was earnest and his morals unexceptionable. He had a 


clear, vigorous mind, and wrote in a style at once lucid and 
chaste. His published works do credit to his memory. I have 
thus given you the result of my researches in respect of this 
venerable old minister. ' ' " 

A letter of Rev. Hugh Jones, who preached in Bruton Church, 
says that Spotswood cut the name of George I upon a rock at 
the summit of the highest peak which the party climbed, and 
named it Mount George, whereupon some of the gentlemen 
called the next one Mount Alexander in honour of the governor. 
*' For this expedition," says Mr. Jones, " They were obliged to 
provide a great quantity of horseshoes, things seldom used in 
the lower parts of the country, where there are few stones. 
Upon which account the governor upon their return presented 
each of his companions with a golden horseshoe, some of which I 
have seen studded with valuable stones, resembling the heads of 
nails, with this inscription .... Sic juvat transcendere monies. 
This he instituted to encourage gentlemen to venture backwards 
and make discoveries and new settlements, any gentleman being 
entitled to wear this golden shoe that can prove his having 
drank (sic) his Majesty's health upon Mount George." In 
later times this incident was called instituting the order of 
Knights of the Golden Horseshoe." 

The following facts regarding Eev. Hugh Jones are taken 
from the " History of Cecil County, Md.," where in his account 
of the history of St. Stephens (North Sassafras) Parish, the 
author says : " 

' ' The parish being vacant the vestry petitioned the governor 
to appoint a rector, and in response he sent them the Rev. 
Hugh Jones, who took charge of the parish in 1731. 

He was a graduate of the University of Oxford, and came to 
Maryland in 1696. He was then in the twenty-sixth year of his 
age. He had been engaged in the ministry in Calvert County, 
Maryland, and also in Virginia. He was a zealous churchman 
and was much annoyed by the Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, 
Jesuits and Quakers, who were residents of the parish. 

* * * -1 -.^'>^'"^» 1 Q*^ 

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*»Vol. V, Episcopalian, pages 9-13. 

^ (Old Virginia and her neighbors. John Fiske, Vol. I, page 386. This author 
frequently quotes Hugh Jones as an authority in early colonial history.) 
" Johnston's History of Cecil Co., pages 213, et seq. 


The petition book for the year 1731, which is yet extant among 
the records of the county, contains a petition from Hugh Jones 
to the court, which is also characteristic of the man, and shows 
the state of society at that time. ' ' The petition of Hugh Jones, 
clerk, humbly sheweth that. Whereas, the road now running by 
your petitioner's door was formerly moved that way, before 
the minister 's house was built, for the convenience of the marsh 
plantation (the marsh plantation was probably the free school 
land on the Bohemia, east of Scotchman's Creek), which very 
much incommodes the settlement at the glebe by rendering the 
habitation of the incumbent public, which ought to be private 
and retired, and turns the pasture into common, and exposes 
your petitioner and his family to the troublesome company and 
insults of many drunken, swearing fellows, and makes us unsafe 
in our beds, and gives opportunity for thievish negroes and ordi- 
nary people, who continually pass that way, to corrupt and 
hinder our servants, and to pilfer anything that is left out at 
night, nay even to break open doors that are locked as I have 
already found by experience." Therefore he prayed that the 
road might be moved to its former track, at some distance from 
the house, which was granted. 

Mr. Jones this year preached a sermon called a Protest 
against Popery, which was published in the Maryland Gazette 
at Annapolis. Mr. Jones was a firm friend of Lord Baltimore, 
and was accused by William Penn's lawyers of inducing him to 
refuse to carry out the agreement for the settlement of the 
boundary, for the reason, as they alleged, that he feared it would 
lessen the extent of his parish. Under his rectorship the parish 
reached the highest degree of prosperity that it ever attained 
as an Episcopal parish. 

In 1757 Mr. Jones bought 480 acres of land in Middle Neck 
from Matthias and Henry Van Bibber for which he paid 882 
pounds, from which it is plain that he had found time to acquire 
some of this world's goods. The record of his deed shows that 
it was written upon stamped paper the duty upon which had 
been paid. He died September 8, 1760, at the great age of ninety 
years. His will is recorded in this county." He left his beloved 
godson, Edward Pryce Wilmer, his lot in Charlestown, one 

" See copy will Hugh Jones. 


silver half pint can, one silver soup spoon, and four hunting 

pictures then hanging in his parlor. The residue of his estate he 

left to his nephew, Rev. William BarroU. His remains are 

interred at St. Stephen's, and a marble slab erected to his 

memory by his nephew, William BarroU, marks the site of 

his grave." 

* * • 

Johnston, in his history, appears to lose no opportunity to 
speak disparagingly of the clergy of the established church, who 
at different times filled the various parishes in the county. He 
could not resist this allusion to Rev. Hugh Jones : 

'' Rev. Hugh Jones, who was rector of North Sassafras Par- 
ish for many years, there is reason to believe, was both aristo- 
cratic and haughty. He was a strong partisan of the lord 
proprietary, and died possessed of much of this world's 

In '* Historical Collections relating to the Early Colonial 
Church in Maryland ' ' " are a number of interesting letters from 
Rev. Hugh Jones to the Bishop of London. In one of them 
dated 27 August, 1753, he signs himself " A. M. of the University 
of Oxford, and Rector of St. Stephen's Parish, etc." "" 

The following account of the condition of St. Stephen's Parish 
is taken from the pamphlet issued in 1893, on the occasion of its 
two hundredth anniversary. 

St. Stephen's parish originally had as a place of worship 
an old meeting house which one of the parishioners had been 
permitting the vestry and parish to use. This house was too 
small and became so old, besides the man who owned the prop- 
erty stating that he needed it once more, the vestry determined 
to erect a new church. 

Casparus Augustine Herman agreed in 1695 to build of brick 
or stone a new church 35 feet in length, 25 feet in breadth with 
walls 12 feet high. This church was erected on the 100 acres 
of land the vestry had purchased of William Ward, and the 
entire glebe at that time contained 300 acres. Herman for some 

" Johnston's History Cecil Co., page 216. 
"Johnston's History of Cecil County, page 437. 
"By W. S. Perry, Vol. IV (Md. Hist. Soc). 
"Idem, page 332. 


reason did not erect the building, and in 1699 the vestry agreed 
with Matthias Hendrickson to build a church of the same dimen- 
sions. This was the church which was standing when Rev. 
Hugh Jones became the rector of the parish in 1731. He induced 
the vestry, as the old building had then become too small, to 
erect a new and larger church. The vestry agreed with John 
Babenheim and James Bayard to erect a new church at or near 
where the old church stood for 75,000 pounds of tobacco. At 
the exercises held on the two hundredth anniversary of North 
Sassafras Parish, May 25, 1893, an address was delivered by 
David P. Davis upon the '' History of the First Century of the 
Parish." In speaking of Hugh Jones he says (page 11) : 

' ' Rev. Hugh Jones was a Godly man. He seems to have been 
worthy of the high recommendations which he brought to the 
parish and the church prospered under his ministry. It does 
not appear from the records that he resigned as rector, it rather 
seems as if he were succeeded by his nephew. Rev. William 
BarroU. Mr. Jones' name last appears as rector on July 8, 
1760, he died during that year at the great age of 90 years, 
having been rector of the parish nearly 30 years. 

'^ At the next meeting of the vestry on November 18 of that 
year, the name of Rev. William Barroll appears as rector. Mr. 
Barroll was a nephew of Rev. Mr. Jones, he was ordained by the 
Bishop of London. 


'' Rev. William Barroll seems to have inherited the good 
qualities of his uncle, for he served as rector of the parish 18 
years, and died in charge of it, the record does not show the 
date of his decease." 

In regard to the members of the immediate family of the Rev. 
Hugh Jones, adverted to by Rev. Ethan Allen, the following 
facts have presented themselves, beyond them, nothing. 

His sister was Abigail Barroll, wife of William Barroll (see 
supra). He had a brother Richard Jones, see will of his sister 
Abigail. In the Rev. Mr. Allen's letter, mention is made of his 
brother serving as his curate in 1750, but beyond this single 
statement no evidence otherwise of the brother, or even his 
name, is ascertainable. Nor is there any record evidence in the 
parish registers of such a brother, or his services. It is prob- 
ably an erroneous statement. 


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He had at least one son who died in the life time of his father, 
but even his name cannot be obtained. The following extract 
from the register of St. Stephen's Parish (see original, not copy, 
in the Eooms of Md. Historical Society, many imperfections are 
in the copy), sheds much light upon his will, and also upon the 
statement in Johnston's History" that Eev. James Jones 
Wilmer was * ' his grandson. ' ' 

'' This is to certify that on the 16th day of September, 1735 
(by virtue of a license from his excellency the governor), Mr. 
Simon Wilmer, Jr., of Kent County, Md., was married at St. 
Stephen's Church, North Sassafras, to Mary, daughter of Mr. 
John Pryce, deceased, of Comb, in the parish of Presteigne, in 
the counties of Radnor and Hereford, Great Britain, by me her 

Hugh Jones, 
Rector of N. Sassafras Parish/' 

This Mary Pryce was evidently the widow of a son of Hugh 
Jones, and her son by Simon Wilmer, viz., Edward Pryce Wil- 
mer, born September 23, 1737, was the " beloved godson " men- 
tioned in his will, to whom he devised, in addition to what he 
had formerly given him, his ' ' lot in Charles Town, best bed and 
bed clothes thereto belonging, my silver half pint can, one 
silver soup spoon, one easy chair and my four hunting pictures 
that are in the parlour." The Rev. James Jones Wilmer was a 
son of this Mary Pryce, born January 15, 1749, and was evi- 
dently named in part for Rev. Hugh Jones.'" 

The will of Rev. Hugh Jones, was dated September 2, 1760, 
and by it, except the devise and bequests above named, he 
devised all his real and personal estate to Rev. William BarroU, 
whom he appointed his executor. No mention is made in the will 
of any other relative. 

The inventory of the personal estate of Rev. Hugh Jones, ap- 
praised by Robert Walmsley and William Ward and returned 
to the court, October 23, 1760, aggregated £858 lis. 9d. 

The items enable us to obtain an interesting view of the in- 
terior of the rectory and its surroundings. For this reason the 
following list is selected at random : 

" Johnston's History of Cecil Co., Md., page 452. 
•'Hanson's Kent, page 325. 



Bed with beadstead and furniture 8 

Large dressing glass 2 

Small table 1 

12 chairs at 15/ each 9 

A pair of globes 4 

2 Mahogany stools a 7/6 each 

4 large gilt hunting prints 3 

14 gilt pictures a 15/ each 10 

Mahogany desk 5 

Large Mahogany oval table 3 

Small walnut table and set of china 3 

Oval table 2 

{In the possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

Large looking glass with sconces 8 

Pair hand irons and fender 1 

{In the possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

2 cushion chairs a 20/ each 2 

Large brass guntor scale 

Case of surveying instruments 

Library or study of books 40 

A planetary 10/. To 1 old gun 15/ 1 

Box of apothecarys drugs and vials 1 

Pair of small scales and weights 

Surveying compass and chane 2 

Large corner cupboard 2 

Oval table 20/. To 1 square do. 15/ 1 

173^ ozs. of silver plate a 8/6 per oz 73 

{Partly in the possession of Hope H. Barroll 
and Major Morris K. Barroll) 

Large silver half pint can, 18 oz 7 

Gold watch 12 

Pair hand irons and fire shovel 

Decanter and sundry small glasses 

Small mahogany tea chest, etc 

18 new pewter plates a 2/ each 1 

6 water plates a 4/ each 1 

12| yards of oznabrigs a 1/4 per yard 

24 yards of diaper a 3/6 per yard 4 

14 yards of coarse Irish linen a 2/6 per yard 1 

































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Bed with beadstead and furniture 8 

Large dressing glass 2 

Small table 1 

12 chairs at 15/ each 9 

A pair of globes 4 

2 Mahogany stools a 7/6 each 

4 large gilt hunting prints 3 

14 gilt pictures a 15/ each 10 

Mahogany desk 5 

Large Mahogany oval table 3 

Small walnut table and set of china 3 

Oval table 2 

{In the possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

Large looking glass with sconces 8 

Pair hand irons and fender 1 

{In the possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

2 cushion chairs a 20/ each 2 

Large brass guntor scale 

Case of surveying instruments 

Library or study of books 40 

A planetary 10/. To 1 old gun 15/ 1 

Box of apothecarys drugs and vials 1 

Pair of small scales and weights 

Surveying compass and chane 2 

Large corner cupboard 2 

Oval table 20/. To 1 square do. 15/ 1 

173^ ozs. of silver plate a 8/6 per oz 73 

{Partly in the possession of Hope H. Barroll 
and Major Morris K. Barroll) 

Large silver half pint can, 18 oz 7 

Gold watch 12 

Pair hand irons and fire shovel 

Decanter and sundry small glasses 

Small mahogany tea chest, etc 

18 new pewter plates a 2/ each 1 

6 water plates a 4/ each 1 

12^ yards of oznabrigs a 1/4 per yard 

24 yards of diaper a 3/6 per yard 4 

14 yards of coarse Irish linen a 2/6 per yard 1 






























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4 pair brown linen do. a 15/ per pair 3 

4 pair brown linen do. a 15 per pair 3 

3 pair of do. at 10/ a pair 1 10 

7 large diaper table cloths a 15/ each 5 5 

3 coarse do. 7/6 each 1 2 6 

12 diaper napkins a 3/ each 1 16 

5 diaper towels a 1/6 each 7 6 

2 small diaper table cloths a 7/6 each 5 

Old chest of drawers 2 

(In the possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

Bedstead, bolster and pillows 6 

Bed with bedstead and furniture 7 10 

Woman's horse whig 3/6. To 1 tin rip basket 1/6. . 5 

Bedstead with bolster and 2 blankets, etc 6 10 

7 brass candle sticks a 2/6 ; 2 iron do. a 1/ each. ... 19 6 

Bed with bedstead and furniture 7 

Do. with bedstead and furniture 5 

Brass kettle 25/. To 1 copper do. 35/ 3 

Bay gelding £8. To 1 old gray do. £2 10 

Gray mare £4 10s. To 1 sorrel do. £4 10s 9 

Dun gelding £6. To 1 stone colt £2 8 

2 three-year old steers a 45/ each 4 10 

2 three-year old heifers a 40/ each 4 

2 do. about 2 years old a 30/ each 3 

2 small steers a 25/ each 2 10 

3 cows and calves a £3 10s. each 10 10 

Negro man named Tom 65 

Negro woman named Phillis and child 60 

Do. named Sail 55 

Negro girl named Hannah 36 

Small girl named Rose 20 

Negro boy named Prince 34 

Do. named Isaac 35 

Negro girl named Nancy 20 

The globes, mathematical and surveying instruments remind 
us of his youthful days when he was Professor of Mathematics 

at the college of William and Mary, while the four hunting 

pictures and silver half pint can recall his godson Edward 
Pryce Wilmer to whom they were bequeathed. 


Eev. Hugh Jones was buried in St. Stephen's Church, Cecil 
County, Md., and, contrary to the usual mode of burial in rural 
churchyards, with the feet to the eastward, he, at his own re- 
quest, was buried at the east side of the yard, midway between 
north and south, with his feet to the west. He wished, he said, 
to be '' facing his people as they arose from their graves. He 
was not ashamed of them." 

The marble stone erected on the grave of this venerable priest 
by his nephew, had upon it the following inscription: 

'' Here lies 

The Body op the Rev. Mr. Hugh Jones, 

Formerly Minister of this Parish, 

In Discharging 

Which Sacred Office he displayed 

The Virtues of Piety and Integrity 

In such Manner 

As became 

Both the Man and the Christian. 

His Nephew. 

The Rev. William Barroll 

Grateful to his Memory 

In Hopes 

That others, by reflecting on his Conduct, 

May thereby be excited. 

To go and do likewise. 


lu 1894 this memorial had been broken in several places, a 
new stone was placed over the grave by Benjamin Crockett 
Barroll, Esq., of Baltimore, at that time his oldest living male 
descendant. The remains of the nephew. Rev. William Barroll, 
as was often done in those days, had been interred in the same 
grave with those of his uncle who had died 18 years previously. 
Beneath the later stone, on which was an appropriate inscrip- 
tion, were carefully placed the fragments of the earlier marble. 






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(9). Rev. William Baeeoll IY, eldest son of William BarroU 
III and Abigail Jones his wife, was born at Hereford in 1734. 
He was educated at Hereford school of which '' Mr. Stevens was 
master." He matriculated at St. John's College, Cambridge, 
3d October, 1752, at which time the college records state he was 
" past 17 " and received his degree of B. A. 1757. He took 
orders and the following abstracts are taken from the ordination 
books of the diocese of London. 

'' Orders sacred and general celebrated and conferred by the 
Right Reverend Father in God, Zachary, by Divine Permission, 
Lord Bishop of Rochester, at the request and in the stead of the 
Right Reverend Father in God, Thomas, by Divine Permission, 
Lord Bishop of London, in the chapel within the palace at 
Fulham, on Sunday, the eighteenth day of December, in the year 
of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven 


william bareoll b. a. st. john 's coll. camb. 

Orders sacred and general celebrated and conferred by the 
Right Reverend Father in God, Zachary, by Divine Permission, 
Lord Bishop of Rochester, at the request and in the stead of the 
Right Reverend Father in God, Thomas, by Divine Permission, 
Lord Bishop of London, in the chapel within the palace at 
Fulham, on Sunday the twenty-third day of September, in the 
year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine. 


william baeroll b. a. st. john 's coll. camb.^' 

He was, therefore, 25 years of age when ordained priest. 
His uncle, Rev. Hugh Jones, at that time over 90 years of age, 
must have watched with great interest the life of his nephew at 
the university of Cambridge and his subsequent preparation for 
the ministry: and have awaited with anxiety the day when he 
should sail for Maryland to relieve him of the cares and respon- 
sibilities of his parish. The young priest shortly after his ordi- 


nation sailed for America, and the following item of news ap- 
pears in the Maryland Gazette : 

^' Annapolis, July 24, 1760. 

The Eeverend Mr. "William Barroll, was inducted into the 
living of St. Stephen's Parish in Cecil County, vacant by the 
resignation of his venerable and reverend uncle, Mr. Hugh 
Jones." (Page 2 of No. 794, Md. Gazette.) 

In a foot-note to the letter of Eev. Ethan Allen, quoted from 
above, is the following brief account of the life of Rev. William 
Barroll, whose mother, and not he, was of Welsh descent. 

*' William Barroll was a native of Wales, or Herefordshire, 
England. He was licensed by the Bishop of London, for Mary- 
land, March 4, 1760, and immediately on his arrival in the 
province, succeeded his uncle, the Rev. Hugh Jones, in the 
incumbency of North Sassafras Parish, Cecil County. 

In the following year he married Ann Williamson, the grand- 
daughter of the late Rev. Alexander Williamson, formerly of 
St. Paul 's Parish in Kent County. 

He was a man greatly respected even by those who opposed 
his political views. He died in 1778, aged about forty-four and 
was buried at his late parish church, in the same grave with 
Mr. Jones. He left a widow, who survived him many years 
and died in Chestertown ; and also three sons and three daugh- 
ters. They are all now dead, but have left many descendants. 
Two of his grandsons are highly respectable members of the 
Baltimore Bar. Mrs. Payne, the lamented wife of the Rt. Rev. 
Dr. Payne, now missionary bishop of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in Africa, at Liberia, who recently died there, was his 
granddaughter. ' ' 

While rector of St. Stephen's, Rev. William Barroll was in 
constant correspondence with his friends and the members of 
his famil)'- in England. Copies of three interesting letters are 
here inserted. 

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St. John's, Oxford, March 7, 1761. 
Dear Barroll. — I was very agreeably surprised by the receipt 
of a letter from you the latter end of last month, and the more 
so, as I had great reason to be apprehensive that some accident 
or other had deprived me of that pleasure, which was probably 
the case, for your letter, which was dated so far back as August 


10, 1760, did not come to me 'till February 17, 1761. I am sorry 
you continue to apologize for your seemingly unfriendly behav- 
ior, as you call it, towards me, and desire that you will not enter- 
tain the least suspicion of my being displeased with you on that 
account. I was sensible at the time, that it did not proceed from 
any disrespect, and believe me, had I been in your situation, my 
behavior must have been exactly the same. I receiv'd great 
pleasure from the account you give me of your voyage, and 
induction into your rectory, and may, I think, congratulate with 
you on your disappointment, if I may call it so, in finding the 
country, and the people you live among, so much more agreeable 
than you expected: it is true, a man cannot leave his native 
country, and his dearest friends, without much regret, but yet, 
Dear Barroll, I hope, by this time you are perfectly satisfied that 
happiness is not confined to one spot of ground, but is to be 
found even in Maryland. You have my sincere wishes, I assure 
you, that you may enjoy the largest share of it, wherever it is 
your fortune to be situated. As to myself, I am at last enter 'd 
into the ministry, and preach the word at a curacy about nine 
miles from hence, which is worth to me £40 per annum, the duty 
is very easy, and does not interfere with my residence at college; 
so far indeed not desirable, as it prevents my visiting my friends 
at Billencay so often as I used to do, in other respects very 
convenient, however I contrived to spend three Sundays in 
Essex in the summer, and stole away for one more at Christmas, 
when, cou'd you possibly have been there, you wou'd have con- 
tributed greatly to my happiness. A gentleman who was form- 
erly of your college, succeeds you as curate to Mr. Peirse; his 
name is D'Aranda, a married man, has one child, and lives in 
the parsonage house at Burstead ; esteemed by all the old women 
of the parish, a fine preacher, and a heavenly man ; between you 
and I, a very simple fellow. Vanderzee, whom I take to be a 
very worthy man, is my chief companion, when I am at Billen- 
cay, and is so kind as to correspond with me in my absence from 
that place: from him I have most of my intelligence of what 
passes there: indeed I do not recollect anything particular to 
have occurred since you left England, at least, any circumstance 
worth communicating. Mrs. Newcomer has brought into the 
world a fine boy, and is again pregnant, to the great joy of that 
family. Garrett has entirely left college, and at present resides 


at Hackney, on account of his bad state of health: it was im- 
agined some little time ago, that he could not possibly live many 
weeks, but, by a letter which I rec'd from him last week, he 
informs me that he is greatly recover 'd. Such news as this may 
probably amuse you, and were it in my power to send you any 
more of the kind, you should have it. It is impossible that 
college should furnish the least entertainment to you, who are 
sufficiently acquainted with the dull insipid round of amuse- 
ments that consume the life of an academic: in short, we live, 
and move, and have our being, and that is all; we cannot enjoy 
life, and I should be in great danger myself, of becoming as 
mussy and stupid a fellow, as any senior amongst us, did not a 
ride to my curacy once a week, serve to diversify the scenes a 
little, and prevent a total stagnation of ideas. Sterry resides in 
college, in the same situation with myself, a fellowship 

: [obliterated by wax seal in original] he desires his com- 
pliments to you. Whitmore, whom you must remember at our 
college, had the misfortune to be thrown from his horse some 
time ago, and was so much hurt by the fall, that he lived but a 
few hours after the accident : his two brothers are entered with 
us. I beg you will let me hear from you, as soon as you can: 
indeed, the distance of your situation from mine will not permit 
me to enjoy that happiness so often as I could wish, however, 
write to me, every opportunity that offers, for believe me. Dear 
Barroll, no one has your welfare in every respect, more sincerely 
at heart, than 

Your affectionate friend, 

Thomas Johnson." 

The letter dated March 7, 1761, St. John's, Oxford, is from 
Thomas Johnson, who had been with William Barroll at Cam- 
bridge, though not in the same college. This letter shows that 
before the young clergyman came to America he was curate to 
Mr. Peirse at Burstead, and that immediately after his arrival 
and induction into his parish, August 10, 1760, he wrote to his 
friend that he found Maryland and its people so much more 
agreeable than he had expected. 

The letter from his mother, Abigail Barroll, of February 1, 
1764, shows that he had written her August 24, 1763, of his little 
daughter Ann. While the gossipy letter from his brother Rich- 
ard of January 21, 1765, gives us a glimpse of the Hereford of 
that day. Both are inserted below : 







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Dear Son & Daughter 

with a great deal of pleasure I Reed your Letter daed Aug the 
2d, Nothing this world could offer could afford me so great 
satisfaction as to hear of you, your wife and childs good health 
and the satisfaction you enjoy, in present situation to wich it 
but vain otherwis could wish you setted to your content in the 
land of your Nativity : but sine providenc hath theught otherwies 
proper to order it, I shall endeavour to contet my self, sill 
hoping your absenc is and will continue to your good and ad- 
vantage. I now with Blessing to Dear Daugh*"" Unknown Return 
hur my sincere thanks for her very obliging and Butiful letter, 
wich I shall still keep in mind, and could wish she was near to 
me, that I might have it in my power to shew my respect to her, 
and the pretty baby, of whom I wish you much joy and happy- 
ness. Brother Jones is but indif erent and sends his Blessing to 
you all, Mr Shink and is wife send their love to you, your Sister 
Betty and Bro*' Richard their Love to you your wife and child, 
affectionatey wishing you all and health and happyness, this 
world can afford you. Hoping these will find you in good haelth 
concludes with my continual Blessing and praers for all your 
welfare from your affectionate and Loving Mother 

Abigail BarroU 
Hereford FeV^ 
the 1«* 1764 

Hereford, Jan''^ 21«* 1765 
Dear Bro' 

It gives my Mother, my Uncle, & y*" Rest of y^ Family, Great 
Pleasure to Think you Enjoy so much Happinys & Tranquillity, 
And y^ same good Wishes are not wanting here, to Transport y* 
Happy Island of yours. Nearer to us where we might not only 
have y^ satisfaction of more Frequently Conversing with Each 
other, But Seing you & y' Family, my Sister Abby have a Little 
Girl w'^'^ Prates & Diverts us much in y'' same Manner as your 
Little Girl, my Sister Bet is Married to one M"- Walker a Cler- 
gyman son. His Father is Dead he is a Cutler by Trade in 
Hereford I hope he will Turn out a Sober Careful man, & may 
come into good Business, My Uncle Arnol his in y* High & 
Important Trust as Mayor of Hereford, & does very well, M"' 
Bagnells School Encreases and is near Double to what it was 
when Stephens Left it, Hereford is much alter 'd Since you Left 
it, & Scarce & old Inhabitant Left in y^ Square of y^ High Town, 


M"" Barron y^ Apothecary is got into M"^ Seaborne 's Shop, M' 
Seaborne lives in Wyebridge Street, M" Wall y^ Milliner Dyed 
about a Week since. Old Alderman Hunts Dying was a Sore 

Loss to his Neighbours about y^ Market House, M^ 

Hunt y* Was not very well in y^ Morning, went out after 

Dinner with is Gun, And was Found Dead in y*" Feild, his 
Sister who Married M"" Daniel Powell y*^ Taylor was in y^ Coun- 
try, That Day Month was Suddenly Taken ill after Eating an 
Hearty Breackfast & Dyed before one Clock, M" Hartstonge 
who Married M"" Harry Berrington is Dead Of a Stroke of y^ 
Palsy, Old M"" Cam y*" Surgeon Broke is Leg before xmas it 
went hard with him, he is now out of Danger, The Bishop 
have done us y^ Honour to be here all y^ Winter, M"" Brydges 
of Tibberton is Dead, & Have Left y^ House M"" Gregory Lived 
in Wyemarsh Street & The Bowling Green to Pay Thirty 
Pounds yearly For a Clergyman to Read Prayers & Preach 
Sundays & HoUidays at y^ County Goal Bailis y^ Vicor is made 
Ordinary, Cousin Jn° Barroll keeps very Intimate w^' y* Bishop 
in hopes Of having y^ First Living y*^ Drops, I am Afraid I shall 
Tire your Patience as you Desired a Little Town News Thought 
it might not be Disagreable all Freinds Joins with me Wishing 
my Sister your Self and Little Girl The Continuance of all 
Health & Happiness & Believe me to be Sincerely. 

y Most. Affect^ Bro' 

Rich<i Barroll 

On page 96 is found a copy of the signature to this letter. 

A sermon by Rev. William Barroll preached at the funeral of 
James Louttit, one of his parishioners, was printed in 1765, by 
Benj. Franklin, with whom at that time was associated D. Hall, 
on his press in Philadelphia. The title-page of the pamphlet in 
which same was printed is shown on page — . 

The text was taken from Psalm XXXVII. *' Mark the perfect 
Man, and behold the upright, for the End of that man is 
Peace." The deep religious conviction and the clear logical 
mind of Mr. Barroll is disclosed by the contents of this sermon. 
It so impressed either a member of the family, or one of his 
congregation, that the young priest was requested to permit its 
publication. In acceding to this wish the following letter which 
is published as a preface to the sermon was addressed by Mr. 
Barroll to the gentleman who made the request and whose name 
is unfortunately unknown. 






I N 

St. Stephen's Church, 

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CECIL c V N r r, 


At the Pt%-ERAL of 



By the Re'-j. William Barroll. 



Printed by B. F R A N K L J "^ 
D, HALE. -^ 



*' To Mr. . 

Dear Sir. — In compliance with your request, I have sent you 
a copy of the sermon which I preached at the funeral of my 
friend, Mr. Louttit, with my free consent that you should make 
such use of it, for the satisfaction of his friends, as in your 
judgment may seem proper. But if you persist in your resolu- 
tion of communicating it with them in the public manner you 
mentioned, I must beg you would urge every circumstance you 
can think of, in its excuse. Had I the least vanity of appearing 
in the character of an author, I should never venture my reputa- 
tion in a publication of this kind, which has neither the graces of 
novelty to recommend it, nor the embellishments of just and 
accurate composition, to engage the impartial public in its fav- 
our. Little, indeed, could I have imagined, enfeebled as I was, 
both in mind and body, when called upon to execute the last 
office of human kindness to the manes of my departed friend, 
that what I hastily tacked together, as a testimony of friendship, 
would ever have been examined by the eye of criticism. But, 
however, as you vehemently desire it of me, I have sent you the 
sermon, in its original form ; begging you, and all who think it 
worthy of perusal, would remember, that my regard for Mr, 
Louttit was warm and sincere; that when the heart is full, 
expression fails ; that my notice on the occasion was extremely 
short; and that, as I desire no praise, I hope I shall escape 
censure. I am, 

Yours, sincerely, 

William Baeeoll." 

In 1777, during the War of the Revolution, the legislature of 
Maryland passed a law requiring all persons holding any office 
of trust or profit to renounce their allegiance to the King of 
Great Britain and to be true and faithful to the state of Mary- 
land. The clergy of the Established Church, holding as they 
did their livings under the state were public officers and came 
under the purview of this act. Rev. William Barroll, like many 
eminent men of his day, with the influence of his university 
training and education at Cambridge, and the powerful ties 
which in that day bound the church to the crown, could not 
conscientiously take such an oath. His refusal to sacrifice his 
convictions to expediency necessarily lost him his benefice. He 
died the following year. He must have been a man of unusual 



character to have retained the respect of his political opponents 
in those days, when men's passions were so excited that to have 
been suspected of tory proclivities in the eyes of American 
patriots was virtually ostracism. 

In his will there are bequests to each of his six children, all 
of whom, therefore, were alive in March, 1778. His death must 
have occurred between March 30 and May 5, 1778, for his will 
bore the former and was probated on the latter date. His will 
discloses the fact that at the time of his death he owned at 
least seven slaves, and that he maintained quite an establish- 
ment. He, moreover, describes himself at that time as the 
"■ clerk (rector) of St. Stephen's Parish " indicating that he 
did not recognize the right of the legislature to deprive him of 
his office because of his refusal to acknowledge its supremacy. 
A number of the pieces of silver and other furniture mentioned 
in his will are still in the possession of his descendants. 

The inventory of the personal property of Rev. William 
Barroll returned to the Orphans Court on May 7, 1778, by Henry 
Ward Pearce and Joseph Lusby, appraisers, shows that many 
of the same articles, including the slaves, were in the rectory at 
the time of his death which he had found there upon the decease 
of his uncle. 

£ s. d. 

1 doz. chairs 6 

(4 of the chairs and these tivo tables are in the 
possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

Large mahogany table 6 

Round tea table 1 

Square table with ledges 12 6 

Looking glass with sconces 20 

7 cartoons by Urbin 40/ 14 

6 large pictures 15/ 4 10 

2 ditto, Wilkes and Chatham 1 

2 ditto 5/ 10 

Pair andirons, tongs, shovel, bellows and fender 5 

{Andirons and fender in the possession of Hope 
H. Barroll) 

Large cupboard 4 

Small oval table 15 

{In possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

Old case with 5 bottles 15 












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character to have retained the respect of his political opponents 
in those days, when men's passions were so excited that to have 
been suspected of tory proclivities in the eyes of American 
patriots was virtually ostracism. 

In his will there are bequests to each of his six children, all 
of whom, therefore, were alive in March, 1778. His death must 
have occurred between March 30 and May 5, 1778, for his will 
bore the former and was probated on the latter date. His will 
discloses the fact that at the time of his death he owned at 
least seven slaves, and that he maintained quite an establish- 
ment. He, moreover, describes himself at that time as the 
'^ clerk (rector) of St. Stephen's Parish " indicating that he 
did not recognize the right of the legislature to deprive him of 
his office because of his refusal to acknowledge its supremacy. 
A number of the pieces of silver and other furniture mentioned 
in his will are still in the possession of his descendants. 

The inventory of the personal property of Rev. William 
Barroll returned to the Orphans Court on May 7, 1778, by Henry 
Ward Pearce and Joseph Lusby, appraisers, shows that many 
of the same articles, including the slaves, were in the rectory at 
the time of his death which he had found there upon the decease 
of his uncle. 

£ s. d. 

1 doz. chairs 6 

(4 of the chairs and these tivo tables are in the 
possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

Large mahogany table 6 

Round tea table 1 

Square table with ledges 12 6 

Looking glass with sconces 20 

7 cartoons by Urbin 40/ 14 

6 large pictures 15/ 4 10 

2 ditto, Wilkes and Chatham 1 

2 ditto 5/ 10 

Pair andirons, tongs, shovel, bellows and fender. .. . 5 

{Andirons and fender in the possession of Hope 
H. Barroll) 

Large cupboard 4 

Small oval table 15 

{In possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

Old case with 5 bottles 15 


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Ditto, 7 ditto 5 

Ditto, 9 ditto, gallon 3 

1^ doz. wine and beer glasses 6/ 

Large waiter 1 

Desk and book case 5 

Ditto and ditto 2 

Violin 7 

2 mahogany stools 

Little desk 

Brass kettle 2 

Smaller ditto copper 3 

Sulky carriage 40 

Bedstead, bolster, etc., No. 1 13 

Ditto with ditto, No. 2 16 

Linen wheel 1 

2 pounds tea, 6 pounds sugar 8 

Saddle and bridle 5 

3 cows 37 

Cow and calf 15 

Bay horse 30 

Small black mare 10 

Old horse 

A parcel of old books valued at 50 

97 pounds old pewter a 5/ 24 

Parcel china 10 

Oval table 2 

{In possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

Tea ditto 

Mahogany desk 6 

11 chairs 2 

Pair andirons, tongs and shovel 3 

4 dozen knives and forks 12 

Bedstead and furniture 20 

Bedstead and ditto 20 

Bedstead and ditto 22 

15 yards linen 15 

7 yards ditto 5 

191 yards ditto 9 

Mahogany bureau 5 

{In possession of Hope H. Barroll) 



























£ S. d. 

Dressing glass and table 5 

{Glass in possession of Hope H. Barroll) 

8 damask table cloths 4 10 

6 napkins 1 10 

7 linen table cloths 3 10 

Chaise 10 

Black mare 50 

Ditto, carriage horse 12 

Large heifer 12 10 

Negro, old Sail 20 

Parcel elegant books 90 

Watch, etc 30 

Negro man called Prince 100 

Negro girl Sail 65 

Negro woman Hannah 80 

Negro girl Alice 40 

Negro Will 80 

Negro Michael 50 

To cash in the house 335 17 2^ 

205 ounces silver plate 8/4 85 9 4 

{Part of this silver- plate is in possession of 
Hope H. Barroll and part in possession of 
Major Morris K. Barroll) 

The register of St. Stephen's Parish discloses the fact that the 
life of its rector, who was uniformly regular in his attendance 
at each meeting of the vestry, was uneventful. There were no 
disputes and no record of any differences in the parish, either of 
the vestry among themselves or between them and their pastor. 
One in reading its pages gets no glimpse at any of the events 
of those stirring times. The last meeting of the vestry at 
which Rev. William Barroll presided was held on Easter Mon- 
day, April 8, 1776. When the entry of its next convening was 
made on June 7, 1779, he had passed away. There is nothing 
on the record to show he had been compelled to relinquish his 
living, or that he had in fact relinquished his rectorship. 

The following is the inscription on the stone which was placed 
over his last resting place in the graveyard at St. Stephens, 
as stated above : 

bakeoll in geeat beitain and ameeica 53 

** Heee lie the remains op Hugh Jones and William Bareoll, 


The fiest named departed, 
A. D. 1760. 

The latter seeved the Parish foe 18 yeaes, 

And joined his kinsman, 

A. D. 1778. 

This stone is now placed ovee their grave 

By descendants of William Barroll, 

In token of their Love and Admiration 

Of his Worth and Piety, 

With Respect and Veneeation , 

Foe the aged Hugh Jones 

Renewed in 1895. 

They aee not Heee; They aee Risen." 

Rev. William Baeroll married in 1761, Ann Williamson, 
daughter of x^lexander Williamson II and his wife Sarah 
Ringgold. The records of St. Paul 's Church show she was born 
January 3, 173 (61), the last figure is not filled in, and so re- 
mains uncertain, but other entries on the same page indicate it 
was in 1734 or more probably in 1736. Alexander Williamson 
her father was a member from Kent County in the Colonial 
Legislature of Maryland in the years 1752, 1753, 1754, 1757 and 
1758. He owned considerable real estate in Eastern Neck in the 
lower part of Kent County and left an unusually large and 
valuable personal estate. In its appraisement is a large library, 
which from the titles of many of the volumes he acquired from 
his father. Rev. Alexander Williamson. His will is not dated 
but was evidently executed some years prior to his death, for at 
the time of its execution none of his children were adults. It 
was probated August 11, 1760. He had served as speaker of 
the lower house of assembly and the following notice of his 
death shows his character and standing in the county. 

Md. Gazette, August 21, 1760, page 2. 
Annapolis, August 21. 

'' On sixth instant died in Kent County, aged 48 years, Alex- 
ander Williamson, Esq., one of the representatives for that 
county, and once speaker of the lower house of assembly, a 


gentleman of a virtuous and exemplary life, and who left a 
truly amiable character, no man in his county having then more 
general esteem. He had met with many and various trials and 
afflictions, by the death of near and dear relatives, which he 
always bore with a Christian resignation and manly fortitude, 
'till a week before his death, his eldest son, Mr. Alexander 
Williamson, Junior, a very hopeful and promising young gentle- 
man, being cut off, after a few days illness, it so much affected 
and depressed his spirits, that in despite of all his wonted 
resolution, he died of grief. ' ' 

Alexander Williamson II and Sarah Ringgold left the fol- 
lowing children named in his will : 

Alexander Williamson III, who died only a week before his 
father; James; Ann, married Rev. William Barroll; Hen- 
rietta; Rebecca; Sarah. 

Alexander Williamson II, was son of Rev Alexander Wil- 
liamson I and Ann Bordley (maiden name Hynson), they had 
children, I, Alexander Williamson II, as above ; II, Sarah ; III, 
James ; IV, John, married Elizabeth Holt. 

The table on page 55 shows issue of Rev. Alexander William- 

Sarah Ringgold, the mother of Ann Williamson, was a 
daughter of Thomas Ringgold (son of Thomas and his first wife 
Sarah Ringgold), who married May 1, 1712, Rebecca Wilmer a 
daughter of Simon Wilmer and Rebecca Wilmer his wife. 

The table on page 56 will show the ancestry of Ann Williamson. 



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Rev. Ai^exander Williamson and his brother Rev. James 
Williamson were descended from an old Scottish family of 
much prominence. 

James Williamson was rector of Shrewsbury Parish in the 
upper part of Kent County during a portion of the time his 
brother was rector of St. Paul's. In order to secure information 
regarding the university which conferred upon them their de- 
grees, a letter addressed to the Bishop of London, giving the 
dates when they appeared in Maryland, elicited the following 
reply : 

BisJwp of London's Registry. I. Dean's Court, 

Doctor's Commons, E. C, March 15, 1907. 

Rev. Alexander Williamson 
Rev. James Williamson 

Your letter of the 22d ult. to the Bishop of London has been 
forwarded by his lordship to me. 

I have searched the records kept in Paul's Cathedral and 
enclose copies of all that could be found relating to these 

I beg to send also on the other side a note of the charges in the 

^^^^^^- Yours faithfully, 

Harry W. Lee. 

Below is a copy of the records enclosed in the above, with 
translations of those in Latin. 

Ordination Book 

Nomina et cognomina Quo rundam per Reverendum in Christo 
patrem as Dnum Henricum permissione divina London Epum 
in Capella infra Palatium suum apud Fulham in Com Midxiae 
Diebus et Mensibus infra scriptis in Sacros Diaconatus et 
Presbyteratus Ordines admissor. 

16 Sept. 1710 Alexander Williamson. 

Art. Mag: Aberdon ad Sacrum Diaconatus ordinem fuit ad- 
missus in Capella apud Fulham. 

Oedines Sacri et Generates prox. Sequentes Celebrati et Col- 
lati fuere per Reverendum in Chro Patrem as Dnum Dnum 
Henricum permisione divina London Episcopum in Capella 
infra Palatium suum apud Fulham in Com Middlx die Dominico 
Vicesimo Quarto die Mensis Septembris Anno Dn Millesimo 
Septingentesimo Decimo post Solenne tempus Jejuniorum. 

58 bareoll in great britain and america 

Alexander Williamson, Art. Mag : Aberdon. 

Subscription Book 

Septembris 16tli. 1710. 

Ego Alexander Williamson A. M. CoUegii Regii Abredonensis 
in Sacru Diaconatus Ordinen admittendus hisce tribus articulis 
praefixis et omnibus iis contentis libens et ex animo subscribe. 

Alexander Williamson. 
[Ordination Book 

Names and surnames of certain persons admitted to the 
sacred orders of the diaconate and priesthood by the Reverend 
father in Christ and by God's grace Henry, Bishop of London, 
in the chapel of his (Episcopal) palace at Fulham in the county 
of Middlesex on the days and months stated below. 

16th of September, 1710, Alexander Williamson, A. M., of the 
university of Aberdeen was admitted to the sacred order of the 
diaconate in the chapel at Fulham. 

The sacred and general orders next following were celebrated 
and conferred by the Reverend father in Christ and by God's 
grace Henry, Bishop of London, in the chapel of his (Episcopal) 
palace at Fulham in the county of Middlesex on Sunday the 
24th of September, 1710, after the solemn period of fasting. 

Alexander Williamson, A. M. of Aberdeen. 

Subscription Book 

September 16, 1710. 

I, Alexander Williamson, A. M., of Kings College, Aberdeen 
(applying), to be admitted to the sacred order of the diaconate, 
willingly and heartily subscribe to these three articles foregoing 
and to all things contained therein.] 

Alexander Williamson examined and admitted to the sacred 
order of the diaconate 


J. Williams. 

barroll in great britain and america 59 


These do testify that the bearer hereof Mr. Alexander Wil- 
liamson Professor of Humanity having since his infancy resided 
within the bounds of this Pbty. (excepting only the time he 
employed in the Study of Philosophy at the King's Colledge of 
Aberdein) hath behaved himself soberly Christianly and in- 
offensively and now being to remove from this Countrey in order 
to prosecute his other studies and being desirous of a Testi- 
monial of his behaviour from us. This by appointment of the 
Pbty. of Forres convenn'd at Dyke the Twentieth and eight day 
of February One thousand seven hundred and ten years is 
signed by 

Ja. Gordon, modr. 

London, Sept. 13th. 

Reverend Sir. — This bearer Mr. Williamson hath good certifi- 
cates of his sober and virtuous Conversation from some Min- 
isters and others among whom he lived in North Brittain. I 
have likewise examined him, and find he is of sound principles 
in Religion and willing to be employed as a Minister of the 
Grospel in Virginia or elsewhere as my Lord of London shall 
see fitt. I am credibly informed also that Mr. Williamson com- 
menced Master of Arts at The University of Aberdene, and 
recommend him to your care and direction. 

I am, Sir, 

Your most humble Servant, 

Ja. Chalmers 


The Reverend Doctor Williams, 

Chaplain to my Lord The Bishop 

of London. 

Alexandr Williamson exam't & approb. adscam diaconatus 

J. Williams 
9, 16, 1710. 

The entries in the ordination book, which are the same as in 
the case of Alexander, show that his brother, James Williamson, 
was ordained deacon, January 11, 1712, and on the 18th day of 


January, 1712, he was ordained priest, and signed the subscrip- 
tion book, January 31, 1712 ; ' ' being almost to start for the 
province Maryland to exercise his priestly office." 

James Williamson 's testimonial was in Latin, and the English 
translation is as follows : 


To each and all of whatsoever rank, office, title and position 
wherever being. We the principal professors and Moderators 
of Kings' College in the University of Aberdeen in Scotland 

S{cholae) T{helogiae) D{octrinalis) S{ocii)^. 

Know ye that the bearer hereof James Williamson A. M. a 
young man of good character has diligently studied under us the 
Greek language in the prosecution of his study of philosophy 
and has during the whole time of his residence here deported 
himself soberly and modestly and has since the completion with 
honor of his four years course been given his A. M. (on the 
recommendation of Professor William Blak) on May 2, 1711. 
Now therefore since he has been freed from our authority we 
earnestly beg that all men receive him with all due love and 
kindness and help him towards his appointed goal. 

In witness whereof we have caused this testimonial to be con- 
firmed by our signatures (the seal being attached) Given from 
Kings' College, Aberdeen University, in Scotland May 24th. 

George Middleton, Principal 
William Blak Mover S. T. D. 

Jas. Urquhart S(cholae) P(hilosophiae) Professor 

William Simpson " " " 

James Williamson examined and admitted to the sacred order 
of the diaconate. 

T. Gooch. 
Endorsement on 
foregoing Testimonial 

Testimonial from Kings' College 
of the University of Aberdeen 
in favor of James Williamson 
Master of Arts. 


The degree of A. M. was conferred upon Alexander in 1705, 
and upon liis brother James in 1711. 

The following account of the descendants of Rev. James 
Williamson is here inserted, for only after much inquiry as to 
his future record after leaving Shrewsbury, in Kent, was it 
accidentally discovered by the writer. It is taken from a manu- 
script history of the different parish churches in Montgomery 
County, Maryland, Book No. 14, entitled 

'^ Prince George Parish, 

Montgomery County. 


St. Peter dc./' 

Which history was written by Eev. Ethan Allen, D. D., and is 
now in the possession of Mrs. Charles F. Macklin, who received 
this and the other books herein quoted from her father, the late 
Judge Wm. A. Stewart, the following is taken from page 14 : 

" The Rev. Alexander Williamson. 

1761. On Tuesday, March the 3d, Mr. Williamson presented 
to the vestry the following letter: 

Annapolis, 23d February, 1761. 

Gentlemen, having been advised of the decease of the Rev. 
Mr. George Murdoch, late rector of Prince George Parish, in 
Frederick and Prince George counties, I have, therefore, given 
a license to the Rev. Alexander Williamson to officiate there as a 
curate until another rector may be appointed and inducted, 
which step I conceive will be more agreeable to the parishioners 
than if I were immediately to induct that gentleman or any 
other into the parish above mentioned. You will, therefore, on 
Mr. Williamson's producing my said license, admit and permit 
him to officiate as curate, and doubt not, but he will during his 
residence among you, conduct himself in such a manner as to 
give you and all the parishioners entire satisfaction. I am, 
gentlemen, your very humble servant, 

Horatio Sliarpe." 

This license to Mr. Williamson was to continue during the 
governor's pleasure and he was meanwhile to receive the whole 
30 per poll due from the taxables of the parish. 


He was a curate, tlms appointed by the governor and not by 
a rector of a parish, and this course the governor uniformly 
adopted so that if the clergyman proved not acceptable to the 
parishioners, he might remove him, which he could not do if he 
inducted him as rector. In that case he could not be removed 
by the governor nor by the vestry nor parishioners nor any other 
authority in the province. 

Mr. Williamson was the son of the Rev. James Williamson, 
rector of All Saints Parish, Calvert, of him Governor Sharpe 
said in 1755, ' ' He is going to England to offer himself a candi- 
date for orders he tells me. I have never heard any evil of the 
young man since his residence here, in Annapolis. ' ' He accord- 
ingly went and was ordained that year and licensed by the 
Bishop of London for Maryland, December 27, 1755. On his 
return, the governor appointed him curate in St. Andrew's 
Parish, St. Mary's, and in 1759, rector of St. Ann's, Annapolis, 
from whence at this time he came here. He was yet an un- 
married man. The parish income now was upward of $1000 
per annum. 

(Page 15.) " Rev. Mr. Williamson, Rector." 

When the year came round he received from Governor Sharpe 
letters of induction and having on the 24th of March, presented 
them to the vestry, he was received by them as rector of the 

(Page 19.) '' Rev. Mr. Williamson." 

When in November, 1776, the clergy ceased to be supported 
by law, Mr. Williamson retired to his estate, five miles above 
Georgetown. Being a man of wealth, he built a splendid house, 
which is now (1869), the residence of Judge Dunlap. Whether 
before or after this, we are not informed, but after the Revo- 
lution, he married the daughter of Doctor William Lyon, of 
Baltimore, by whom he had one child, a daughter. His will is 
dated December 22, 1785, witnessed by Samuel Davidson, James 
M. Lingan and James Dunlap, and admitted to probate, April 
28, 1787, showing that he died just before the last day mentioned. 
His executors were Henry Townsend, Benjamin Stoddart and 
Thomas Johns. Though he left a widow and his daughter Mary, 
he gave his property mainly to his nieces, Mary married Mr. 
Taggart of Baltimore County, and her sons and daughters are 
still living, one is a member of the Baltimore Bar. 


In his will, he gives his house, furniture, plantation, negroes, 
etc., to his three nieces, Elizabeth, Mary and Ann Chesley, 
Rebecca being married. To his daughter Mary L. Williamson, 
1000 pounds current money. 

To the four daughters of his dear sister Elizabeth Chesley, 
500 pounds each on the sale of his estate. And to his nephews 
Alexander and Thomas Chesley 500 pounds each. His inven- 
tory shows a large library and valuable and near 20 servants. 

* * * 

St. Paul's Parish, which included the lower half of Kent 
County, Md., was organized January 29, 1693. It's first rector 
(until July 2, 1697, it had only a lay-reader), was Rev. Stephen 
Bordley of Annapolis. Upon his death, Mr. Bordley was suc- 
ceeded by Rev. Alexander Williamson, then lately come from 
England and licensed by the Bishop of London for the province 
of Maryland. The date of his induction into office and the 
manner of his presentation is shown from the following entry 
made in the register of St. Paul's Parish: 

At a meeting of the vestry. May 10, 1711. 

This day came Mr. Alexander Williamson and produces an 
order from the president and council to this vestry, viz. : 

Maryland, Set. By the honorable the president and council in 
council : 

To the vestry of St. Paul's Parish in Kent County: 
Greeting : 

The Reverend Mr. Alexander Williamson, being an orthodox 
minister of the Church of England, such certified and recom- 
mended by the Right Honorable and Reverend Father in God, 
Henry, Lord Bishop of London, to officiate within this province, 
you are hereby required to receive him as rector of your parish, 
to which he is hereby appointed and presented. 

Given at the council chamber at the city of Annapolis, the 
fourteenth day of April, in the tenth year of the reign of our 
Sovereign Lord Queen Ann of Great Britain, Annoque Domini, 

Edward Lloyd (seal) 

George Worsley, clerk of vestry. ' ' 

Ann Williamson 
Ann Williamson, wife of Reverend Alexander Williamson, 
was the daughter of Colonel John Hynson. She first married 


Eev. Stephen Bordley, who, at a meeting of the vestry of St. 
Paul's Church, Kent County, on July 2, 1697, presented his 
appointment by Gov. Nicholson to the rectorship of that parish. 
The parish register shows that the rector and Ann Hynson 
were married October 14, 1702. 

For the following carefully prepared statement of facts, as 
to the Hinson ancestry of Ann Williamson, the writer is in- 
debted to Mrs. Richardson. The references to the records in 
Kent County have been verified by him more as a matter of 
interest, since Mrs. Eichardson's work is recognized. 

HiNSON — Hynson Ancestry 


Mrs. H. Irvine Keyser 
(By Hester Dorsey Richardson) 

" Lieut. Thomas Hinson, High Sheriff for ye Countie of 
Kent," arrived in the province of Maryland in the year 1651, 
accompanied by his wife Grace, his children, John, Grace and 
Anne Hinson, and three servants. He settled in Kent County, 
and in the year 1652 was filling the important ofiice of clerk of 
the county. 

On July 31, 1652, the parliamentary commissioners, Richard 
Bennett, Edward Lloyd, Thomas March and Leonard Strong, 
issued a commission to Thomas Hynson and others to be com- 
missioners of the island of Kent, in which very great power and 
authority was given them. 

On March 1, 1654, William Fuller and Wm. Durand issued a 
new commission to Thomas Hynson and others for the same 
important post. 

As high sheriff of Kent, Lieutenant Hinson was the leading 
gentleman of Kent, and his mansion was the meeting place of 
the court, as the old records of the county amply testify. 

In addition to the above offices, Thomas Hinson, who changed 
his name to Hynson in 1652, was justice of the county court in 
1654, member of the House of Burgesses, 1659, after which he 
was debarred from office by Lord Baltimore for serving under 
the commonwealth, particularly as a member of the assembly of 

Thomas Hinson, who was thirty years old upon his arrival in 
Maryland, according to a deposition regarding his age made 


March 29, 1655, was a man of large means and high social 
position. He died in the year 1668, intestate, leaving a large 

Colonel John Hynson, his son, was born in England. As a 
young man he is on record as high sheriff of Kent, in which 
office of dignity and power his father had rendered years of 
service and in which Colonel Thomas Hynson, brother of Colonel 
John Hynson also distinguished himself in Talbot County. 

Colonel John Hynson was a member of the House of Bur- 
gesses from Kent County from 1681 to 1688. Although he in- 
cluded in his dignities the offices of justice of the peace, and mili- 
tary commander of the county of Kent, he served church as well 
as state, as a vestryman of St. Paul's Parish. It was probably 
his close association with the affairs of the church that brought 
both rectors of old St. Paul's a wooing at the Hynson mansion. 
The Rev. Stephen Bordley on October 14, 1702, claimed Anne 
Hynson for his bride, and two years after his death when Rev. 
Alexander Williamson responded to the call from the Colonial 
Church, he promptly succeeded not only to the living, but also 
won the widow of his predecessor, as is shown in the settlement 
of Stephen Bordley 's estate. 


Original Settler's List, Annapolis, Maryland. 
Land Warrants, Annapolis, Maryland. 
Old Liber A. Clerk's Office, Chestertown, Kent County, Md. 
Folios 45-49-57, and Liber A. C. P. Folios 100, 102. 
Archives of Maryland, including Provincial Court Assembly 
Proceedings, Vols. 1-10. 

Data proving that Ann Hynson, daughter of Colonel John 
Hynson, married Rev. Alexander Williamson: 

St. Paul's Parish Register, Kent County, Md., page 240, 

* Stephen Bordley and Ann Hynson were married October 14, 

Ibid., page 242, '' Stephen Bordley buried August 23, 1709." 

Nathaniel Hynson, son of Colonel John Hynson, in his will 
proved January 26, 1721, Liber E. C. No. 1, Folio 213, Register 
of Wills Office, Kent County, Md., mentions his nephew 

* Thomas Bordley ' to whom he leaves a legacy. 


This proves that the Ann Hynson, who married Stephen 
Bordley, was the daughter of Colonel John Hynson, which is 
further proved by a deed of gift from him to his daughter Ann, 
wife of Stephen Bordley, of 200 acres of land called * Bounty.' 
Kent County Deed, Liber 1, Folios 64, etc., dated March 8, 1702. 

Testamentary Proceedings Book No. 21, Folio 197, Land 
Office, Annapolis, Md. : 

October 6, 1709. ' Ann Bordley, Admx. of Stephen Bordley 
clerk, her adm'on bound in common form, with Nathaniel Hyn- 
son and Thomas Bordley, her sureties in 300 lbs. sterling.' 

Inventories and Accounts, Liber 33 A, Folio 171, Land Com- 
missioner's Office, Annapolis. 

February 27, 1711 

'■ Mr. Alex'' Williamson and Ux' Adrx (his wife administra- 
trix) of the goods and chattels wc^ were of the Eeverend Mr. 
Stephen Bordley late of Kent County, dead, charge themselves 
w*^ all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said 
deceased as per Invty of sum of £309 : 2 : 5, &c. ' 

' '■ The above Eev. and Mrs. Ann Williamson make oath yet ye 
above is a just and true acct of her adm. in common before me 
by virtue of a spial Com™ to me for that end directed. ' ' 

Thos. Smyth. 
D. Com'y — Conet. Kent, 

Inventories and Accounts, Liber 34, Folio 72, Land Commis- 
sioner's Office, Annapolis. 
August 25, 171S 

* Additional account of Mr. Alexander Williamson and Ann 
his wife, administratrix of Mr. Stephen Bordley, late of Kent 
County deceased.' 

[Adm Acc'ts, Liber No. 1, Folio 97 in the Office of the Register 
of Wills, Kent Co.] 

Register of Wills Office, Kent Co., Md. 

Lib. E. C. No. 1, f. 61 

John Hynson, Testator. Will dated December 29, 1704. 
proved June 5, 1705. Test: Henry Phillips, Goradas Wessells, 
Henry March. 


This will, which is a long document, makes devises and be- 
quests to his wife Ann and other children, and three bequests to 
Mr. Stephen Bordley. 

Eegistee of Wills Office, Kent Co., Md. 
Lib. E. C. No. 1, f. 213 
Nathaniel Hynson, Testator. Will dated May 4, 1721, proved 

January 26, 1721. Test: Miller, James Fisher, Peter 


This will, which is also lengthy and contains various contin- 
gent remainders and entails, provides for a reversion of certain 
lands * to testator's nephew, Thomas Bordley. He appointed 
Mr. Alexander William.son and James Smith his executors.' " 

The land records of Kent County show that during his life, 
Rev. Alexander Williamson acquired a large and valuable real 
estate, consisting of a number of properties in Chestertown and 
of farms in the lower part of Kent. One deed being as early as 
June 20, 1717, for 150 acres of the manor of '* Stepon Hook." In 
a deed dated 4th February, 1739, to his son John, ** as well for 
and in consideration of the love and affection which he hath to 
his said son and for the better settlement and provision of said 
John," of 200 acres on Lankford Bay, he describes himself as 
* * Clerk and Rector of St. Paul 's Parish. ' ' And in a deed dated 
24th AprU, 1739, to Bedingfield Hands, merchant, he describes 
himself as " Of Chestertown, Kent County, Province of Mary- 
land, Clerk. ' ' It is, therefore, probable that the last years of his 
life he lived in Chestertown. Lots Nos. 72 and 91 in Chester- 
town were deeded to him in 1733 and 1737 respectively. His 
residence in Chestertown (72) he devised to his wife with re- 
mainder to his son John. A glimpse of the character of the 
Rev. Alexander Williamson is had from Hist. Coll. Perry Vol. 
IV (supra), where he is described as '* a good Tory, a devout 
and devoted Christian." He died about the 1st of September, 
1740, as his will was probated on the 9th of that month. He left 
three sons : 

(I)Alexandee II; (2) James; (3) John (born 21st February, 
1717, d. 27th October, 1765), married 3d May, 1738, Elizabeth 
Holt, and (4) Saeah. 

James, his son, must not be mistaken with Rev. Alexander 
Williamson's brother. Rev. James Williamson, who was rector 


of Shrewsbury Parish and resident there as early as 1713. 
From thence he removed to a parish in Calvert Comity about 

The following account of the Williamson Family in Scotland, 
from whom Alexander and James Williamson were descended, 
is taken from Stoddart 's ' ' Scottish Arms. ' ' ^ 

In Vol. I are illuminated arms from manuscripts. On plate 
77 is found the Williamson Arms. '' A shield in ink, no name, 
initials I. V., K. B., A saltire between three mullets, in chief and 
flank, and a boar's head couped in base." 


Thomas Williamson, an archer in the Scots Guard in France, 
1495, acquired property there, and married, in 1506, Marguerite, 
daughter and heir of Guillaume Rault or Roult, seigneur of 
Mesnil Hermey; his descendants flourished in the country of 
their adoption, and Giullaume Comte d'Olliamson desired to be 
presented at court. His pedigree traces Thomas, the archer, 
from Duncan Williamson who, in 1381, married Alice Mackenzie 
of Kintail, and the other alliances are Farquhar, Graham and 
des Essarts. 

The family exists and the Comte d'Oilliamson lately married 
a Mademoiselle McMahon, grand niece of the president of the 

The arms do not at all resemble the Scottish bearings being, 
Azure, an eagle displayed with two heads argent, beaked, and 
membered or, standing on a barrel also or, hooped argent: 
motto — " Venture and win." 

In 1317 John Williamson held lands in Peebles ; in 1343 Adam, 
son of William, renders the accounts of the burgh of Peebles; 
and in 1365, John, a son of William, was a bailie there. Be- 
tween 1620 and 1680 the burgh was frequently represented in 
Parliament by members of the family of Williamson. James, 
provost of Peebles, signed the covenant, 1638. He acquired 
lands still possessed by his heirs. And in 1685, James of 
Hutcheonfield, purchased Cardrona, from which the family take 
their designation. Arms registered, 1672-78 by James, last 
named — argent a saltire betiueen three rmdlets in chief, and 

~ Scottish Arms: 1370-1678, H. R. Stoddart, Vol. II, 1881. In Peabody Library, 
Vol. II, pages 96, 251, 376. 


flank sable, and hoar's head erased in base gules. Mr. Laing 
gives a seal, 1610, of Mr. Robert Williamson of Murieston, A 
thistle stalked and leaved, impaling a saltire between two 
mullets, in flank and as many boar's heads in chief and base. 
In 1599 this gentleman, acquired from Lord Torpichen the half 
of the Temple lands, except Torpichen and the other parts 
retained by his lordship. In 1604 Mr. Williamson became 
proprietor of the other half and had a crown charter erecting 
these properties into tenantry of the Temple lands. He died 
sine prole. Seal of John Williamson, provost of Seton, 1536, 
A fess, and in chief a midlet. 

A partial list of the members of the family who sat in Parlia- 
ment and in the Scottish convention is inserted. Extended and 
interesting accounts of these will be found upon reference to the 
authorities given below : 

Williamson, Alexander — Peebles 1661-3 (late provost, now 
councillor), 1665 Conv., 1667. Conv. (provost) 1672-4. 

Williamson, James of A ikerfield— Peebles 1621, 1628-33, 1630 
conv. 1639-41, 1643 conv. 1646-7, 1649 (or William Lowis). 
Williamson, Johnne — Peebles 1357. Williamson, John — Stirl- 
ing, 1600, 1604, 1605, 1612 (town clerk), 1617 conv. and parl't. 
Williamson, Jo /i^i— Kirkcaldy 1628-33, 1630 conv. 1639-41, 1643-4 
(conv.) 1648-9, 1661-3, elder, late bailie. Arms of John William- 
son late bailie of Kirkcaldy were: Arg. a saltire wavy sa. be- 
tween two boar's heads erased in chief and base gu. and as many 
mullets in the flanks of the second. 

Williamson, John, bailie, Lanquhar, 1661-3 Kirkcaldy 1681-2 
(elder), late bailie. 

Williamson, Leonard, St. Andrews 1568 in the absence of the 
provost. Williamson, Stephen, of Copley, Cheshire, St. An- 
drews — burgs since 1680. Williamson, Thomas — Cupar 1586, 
Caw. Williamson, W^illiam, town clerk, Peebles 1681-2. Arg. a 
saltire between three mullets in chief and in the flanks sa. and a 
boar's head erased in base gu. Arms of Williamson of Hutchin- 

•"Members of Parliament from Scotland, 1357-1882, J. Foster, London, 1882, 
page 358. J. B. Paul's Ordinary of Scottish Arms, page 202. Charters and 
Documents of Edinburgh and Peebles, 2 Vols., A. D. 1143-1540, and A. D. 1165-1710 
Edinburgh, 1871. Each of these works will be found in the Peabody Library. 

70 barkoll in great britain and america 

Sarah Ringgold 

Sarah Ringgold, the mother of Ann "Williamson, was a daugh- 
ter of Thomas Ringgold, who married May 1, 1712, Rebecca 
"Wilmer, a daughter of Simon Wilmer (a prominent man in 
Colonial Kent, on January 24, 1693, he was elected one of the 
first vestry of St. Paul 's Parish, he was a member of the Mary- 
land Legislature in 1698, and it was his grandson who married 
Mary Pryce, supra), and Rebecca Wilmer his wife. Sarah 
Ringgold was descended from; 

Thomas Ringgold I, who emigrated from England, where 
he was born in 1609. In 1650, when a widower, he settled 
on Kent Island, in the province of Maryland, with his two sons, 
James and John. There he purchased a tract of 1000 acres, 
which had been patented December 9, 1640, by one William Cox. 
This tract, the rent roll for Queen Anne County folio 151 shows, 
was, in 1707, held by Dr. Thomas Godman for the heirs of James 
Ringgold. In Liber A., folio 57, the fact is recited that Thomas 
Ringgold appeared as a witness and his age was then recorded 
as 43 years. From the rent roll for Kent County folio 28, it 
appears that he, on July 17, 1659, had a tract of land " Hunt- 
ingfield," containing 1200 acres on Eastern Neck in Kent 
County, surveyed and he duly patented the same on December 2, 
1661, he deeded a portion of this tract to his sons James and 

He was one of the justices of the Kent County Court, held 
January 12, 1651, and in the years 1652, 1653, 1654, 1655 and 
1656.*' On folio 42 of Liber A. of the same record of the court 
proceedings appear the names of those who are believed to be 
all the male inhabitants of Kent in 1652, as follows: " Isle of 
Kent, 5 April, 1652. We whose names are hereafter subscribed, 
do promise and engage ourselves to be true and faithful to the 
commonwealth of England, without King or House of Lords." 
Among the other names are those of Robert Vaughan, Thomas 
Ringgold, John Ringgold. On folio 45 of the same record is 
recorded the proclamation on March 29, 1652, of Richard Ben- 
nett, Edmund Courties and William Claiborne as commissioners 
of Parliament. And on the same folio appears an order ap- 

«* Liber A., Fols. 38, 72 and 73, Kent County. Old Kent, pages 21, 69, 79, etc. 
Archives of Md., Pub. Md. Hist. Society, Vol. II, page 291. 


pointing Mr. Phillip Conner and eight others, including Thomas 
Einggold, commissioners to govern Kent Island, of whom Mr. 
Phillip Conner or Mr. Thomas Ringgold shall always be one of 
any court or action. ' ' '" 

The name of his first wife is not known. In Liber A., folio 57, 
Mrs. Christian Hill, widow of Thomas Hill, is referred to on 
November 5, 1657, as being then the wife of Thomas Ringgold. 
On the same date he secured to Thomas Hill, Junior, by deed, 
all of his father's landed estate. No children by this second 
mariage have been recorded or mentioned. 

He left no will and the only children of whom any mention 
has been found are the two referred to in the deed of December 
2, 1661. They were : 

John, whose descendants, if any, are not known and James 
Ringgold, who held a portion of the tract called *' Hunting- 
field," which was patented by his father. He also held the 
manor of Eastern Neck and was known in various records as 
lord of that manor. The manor of Eastern Neck was one of the 
early manors erected under Lord Baltimore's conditions of 
planting and is cited by Mr. John Johnson in his article on 
** Old Maryland Manors." 

From the rent roll for Kent County it appears that a tract 
of land called " Ringgold's Fortune," 150 acres, was surveyed 
for him March 24, 1665, on the north side of the Chester River 
at the head of a branch of Langford's Bay and was in the 
possession of his son Charles in 1707. Also a tract '' The 
Plains," 600 acres, was surveyed for him June 6, 1677, in Kent 
County on Langford's Bay and 300 acres of that tract were in 
possession of his son William in 1707. He was commissioned 
June 14, 1661, as one of the justices of the county court for 
Kent County. He was also commissioned as justice upon 
various other dates, September 28, 1674, December 7, 1675, 
March 25, 1676, January 25, 1675, April 20, 1676, October 30, 
1677, and July 13, 1680. He was twice married. The name of 
his first wife has not been ascertained. They had one child, a 
son, who was known as Captain Thomas Ringgold. His second 
wife was Mary Vaughan, daughter of Captain Robert Vaughan, 
who was commander of Kent, 1647 to 1652.*^ By this marriage 

« Old Kent, pages 26, 28, 59, 60. 

•» Pro. of Council, page 424. Old Kent, pages 224, 230, 297 to 300. 


lie has four sons: James, William, John and Charles and one 
daughter, Barbara. He died in 1686, and is said to have been 
then fifty years of age. His will is dated May 18, 1686, was 
proven September 28, 1686, and is recorded in the office of the 
register of wills for Kent County, Liber 1, page 13. In it he 
refers to his father, Thomas Einggold, to his wife, Mary Ring- 
gold, and his son, Thomas. He devised the tract called *' The 
Plains " to his sons William and John, and '' Ringgold's For- 
tune " to his youngest son Charles. He devised certain property 
to his son James, but provided that, as his " son James Ring- 
gold is now the heir apparent of the lands of Captain Robert 
Vaughan, late of Kent County, deceased, being the eldest son of 
the now only daughter and heir of him the said Vaughan," the 
property so devised should go to Thomas if James received the 
Vaughan lands. He also referred to his daughter Barbara 
Lanham. As being of interest in connection with the marriage 
to Mary Vaughan it is here noted that William Vaughan, sup- 
posed to be the brother of Mary Vaughan Ringgold, in his will, 
dated September 15, 1684, proved October 20, 1684, recorded in 
Wills, Liber 1, fol. 4 for Kent County, appointed Mr. James 
Ringgold to be the guardian of his two children. 

Thomas Ringgold II, of Kent County, son of Major James 
Ringgold by his first marriage, was known as Captain Thomas 

He was in possession of 900 acres of the tract called '* Hunt- 
ingfield," which had been patented by his grandfather, in 1707. 
A tract called " Ringgold's Chance " was surveyed for him on 
March 29, 1696, entered in rent roll for Kent County, fol. 50. He 
was church warden of St. Paul's Parish, in Kent, in 1695. And 
one of the vestrymen elected April 5, 1703. He was one of the 
justices of the county court for Kent County, in 1695 and 1697. 

He was married three times.*' His first wife was Sarah 
Ringgold, who died April 20, 1699, leaving an only child : 

Thomas Ringgold HI, who was one of the justices of the 
county court for Kent County in 1727. He married May 1, 1712, 
Rebecca Wilmer, daughter of Simon and Rebecca Wilmer, and 
had four children as follows : 

(1). Thomas IV, born December 5, 1715, who was a member 
of the House of Burgesses of Maryland, 1762-3-4-5-6-8. He 

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married October 24, 1743, Anna Maria Earle, daughter of James 
and Mary Tilghman Earle, and died April 1, 1772, leaving one 

Thomas, born December 4, 1744, who was a member of the 
Convention of Maryland of 1774. He married in his 20th year 
Mary Galloway, daughter of Saml. Galloway of Tulip Hill, and 
died October 26, 1774, leaving six children. Thomas, who mar- 
ried Mary Gittings, February 10, 1797. General Samuel, of 
* ' Fountain Eock ' ' in Washington County, who was twice mar- 
ried. First to Maria Cadwalader, by whom he had three child- 
ren. Ann C, who married William Schley. Major Samuel, 
who served in the Mexican War and distinguished himself. 
Cadwalader, who became rear-admiral in U. S. Navy and died, 

His second wife was Mary A. Hay, by whom he had four 
children : George, Fayette, Virginia, Rebecca. 

(2). Rebecca, baptized June 4, 1727. 

(3). Sarah, who married Alex. Williamson. 

(4). Major William, of Eastern Neck or the Hermitage as 
it was then called. He was a member of the Committee of 
Safety for Kent and of the convention of August 14, 1776." 

Rev. William Barroll and Ann Williamson, had the follow- 
ing children : 

Ann Barroll, b. September 16, 1762. 

Sarah Barroll, b. September 25, 1769. 

Abigail Barroll; each of these three daughters died un- 

William Barroll, b. August 6, 1764. 

Rich.\rd Barroll, b. January 17, 1774. 

James Barroll, b. October 14, 1777. 

The names of these children indicate that the eldest, Ann, 
was named for her mother, and Abigail for the mother of Rev. 
William Barroll in England. William, the eldest son, was named 
for his father, and Richard, either for his father's brother, or 

" The above notes are largely taken from the account of the Ringgold family 
in the possession of William M. Knight, of Baltimore. His mother was Rebecca, 
daughter of Samuel Ringgold, a nephew of Sarah Ringgold, who married Alex- 
ander Williamson. Another daughter of Samuel Ringgold, Mary, was the first 
wife of James Edmonson Barroll (infra). William Ringgold, a brother of 
Sarah, left a son, Jervis, whose daughter married George Wilson Spencer (infra). 


Richard Jones, the brother of Abigail Barroll named in her will. 
James appears to have been a Barroll family name, but we can 
only conjecture whether his name was taken from the Barroll or 
Williamson side of his family. 

After the death of her husband, Ann Barroll removed to 
Chestertown in order to educate her sons. At this time the Rev. 
Dr. William Smith removed from Philadelphia, where he had 
been president of the College of Philadelphia. He took charge 
of the Chestertown Academy, which then had about 140 students. 
Dr. Smith was a noted educator and in 1782 he founded Wash- 
ington College. Each of Ann Barroll 's sons were graduates of 
Washington College. The eldest, William Barroll, was one of 
the first five graduates in the class of 1783. 

William Barroll 

(10). William Barroll V, eldest son of Rev. William Barroll 
and Ann Williamson, after graduating at Washington College 
in 1783, read law under Luther Martin, and was admitted to 
the Bar of Kent County, March 19, 1787. He early took high 
rank in his profession, was a skillful pleader, an effective and 
forcible speaker. He always enjoyed a large and lucrative prac- 
tice and was regarded as one of the leaders of the bar. There 
were but few cases of importance tried in Kent, for nearly 40 
years after his admission, in which he was not of counsel. He 
was a man of high literary attainments. His general library 
was one of the largest and choicest in the state, while at the same 
time he had, perhaps, as complete and extensive a law library 
as was in the hands of any member of the bar outside of Balti- 
more City. A copy of the list of his law library is in the 
possession of the writer. 

His bearing was dignified and courtly, and those who knew 
him say he was one of the finest types of a gentleman of the old 
school. His nephew, Benjamin Crockett Barroll, of Baltimore, 
in writing of him, used language so appropriately applicable if 
it were a description of the character and appearance of the 
nephew himself, that one could think it was written by some 
third person of the latter. In his letter (to Mrs. John Leeds 
Barroll), dated August 13, 1877, he said: '' My Uncle William, 
your husband 's grandfather, was a lovely character, he was one 
of the most dignified and finest looking men I ever saw. He 



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reminds me, beyond any man I have ever seen of what a ' Noble- 
man ' ought to be. There was likewise an old lady, his maiden 
sister, whom we called ' Aunt Sally,' who lived with him." 

In early life he was interested in politics and represented 
Kent in the legislature in the sessions of 1795, 1796, 1798 and 

In matters pertaining to the public weal, William Barroll 
always took an active and leading part. Until about 1820 there 
was no bridge over Chester River, which at Chestertown is 
nearly one-half mile in width, while the channel for a con- 
siderable distance is some 20 feet deep. 

For over a quarter of a century the building of this bridge 
was talked of and discussed, and many efforts to accomplish its 
construction, by legislative enactment and otherwise, were made 
only to result in failure. After many commissions had been 
appointed, he was prevailed upon to undertake the matter, and 
it was chiefly through his efforts, influence and means that the 
bridge was finally built. He was the president of the corpora- 
tion which constructed it and was the largest stockholder. 

A copy of one of the shares of stock issued to build Chester 
River Bridge is shown on page 73. 

This bridge was largely built by means of a lottery in pursu- 
ance of the Acts of Assembly 1820, Chap. 53, as follows : 

" Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That 
William Barroll, Thomas Worrell, James Bowers, Jeremiah 
Nicols, James Brooke, Ezekiel F. Chambers, Henry Tilghman, 
Edward Anderson and James Brown, or a majority of them 
be and are hereby appointed managers in the place of those per- 
sons heretofore appointed commissioners, and that they are 
hereby authorized to draw a lottery, to raise the sum of money 
heretofore authorized to be raised by the commissioners afore- 
said, and the same sum of money, when raised, to apply towards 
the erection of the said bridge. ' ' 

In religion he was a devout member of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church and a vestrjonan of Chester as well as of I. U. 
Parishes. He was a member of the Board of Visitors and 
Governors of Washington College, and a leading Mason. 

The regard in which he was held by his contemporaries is 
shown in the following account of his death, taken from the 
Baltimore Gazette, March 22, 1834 : 



On Sunday the 9th inst. at his residence in Chestertown, 
William Barroll, Esq., in the 70th year of his age. 

Mr. Barroll was the oldest member of the bar in this or 
adjacent counties. Several years ago, he relinquished his active 
and lucrative practice, but the energy and success of his career 
at the bar, his remarkable attention to business entrusted to him 
and the undeviating courtesy of his professional deportment are 
well known and remembered. He was a sound lawyer and 
possessed the unlimited confidence of his clients. 

Mr. Barroll was also the oldest member of the Episcopal 
Church in this town, and had been in communion with it from 
an early age. In this relation few men have been so exemplary ; 
for his moral and religious course of life demonstrated the 
truth and sincerity of his profession. In the social circle, and 
amidst his family he developed many fine traits of character. 
He was a tender and affectionate husband, and indulgent father, 
a kind and liberal master, a warm and sincere friend and a 
hospitable and courteous gentleman. 

In his earlier years he was not unknown in the political world, 
and for many sessions he held a seat in the General Assembly 
of Maryland, as a delegate from Kent County. In this sphere 
he was active, useful and influential. Having long served his 
native state without any complaint from his constituents, he at 
length voluntarily declined further public honors, a rare eulogy, 
and retired to adorn private life with all the excellencies of his 
character. It may be truly said, that those who knew him best 
placed the highest estimate on his virtues and will most deeply 
lament his loss to his family, to society and to the church." 

William Barroll built and occupied the brick house on the east 
side of High Street between Front and Queen Streets in Chester- 
town. Prior to 1890 the yard north of the house was enclosed by 
a high wall. On the south side of the house on the site of the 
residence now occupied by William R. Aldridge was a small one- 
story and half frame building which he occupied as his law 
office. This law office now forms the rear part of the Aldridge 
residence. In those days, prior to 1850, the members of the bar 
in Chestertown had their offices either in their residences or in 
small one- and two-story buildings as near their homes as 
possible. Judge E. F. Chambers, until his death, occupied as a 


law office the frame dwelling at the northeast comer of High and 
Front Streets, on the corner opposite his residence. While the 
brick building, which, until 1910, stood on the north side of 
Princess Street (Queen Street extended), was occupied by 
Thomas Bedingfield Hands as a law office, his residence being in 
the frame dwelling now the residence of Mrs. Annie H. Stam at 
the northeast corner of Princess and Cannon Streets. 

William Barroll was twice married, his first wife whom he 
married in 1788, was Lucretia Edmondson, daughter of James 
Edmondson, and Rachel Leeds Bozman, of Talbot County, Md. 
[Rachel Leeds Bozman was a sister of John Leeds Bozman, the 
historian of Maryland. She was a daughter of John Bozman 
and Lucretia Leeds, who were married in 1754. Lucretia Leeds 
was the daughter of John Leeds, who in 1726, married Rachel 
Harrison, daughter of William Harrison and Elizabeth Dicker- 
son. John Leeds died in 1790. Rachel Leeds Bozman, upon the 
death of James Edmondson, married the second time David 
Kerr, April, 1777, by whom she had several children, one of 
whom was John Leeds Kerr. Sophia Kerr, a daughter of David 
Kerr and Rachel Leeds Bozman, married July 3, 1798, Dr. 
Joseph Ennals Muse (a son of Thomas Muse, wlio on January 5, 
1769, married Anna Ennals, daughter of Joseph Ennals and 
Mary Brooks), and had children (1), Joseph Ennals, b. March 
29, 1810; (2), James Augustus, b. January 17, 1813 ; (3), William 
Henry, b. March 6, 1815; (4), George Edward, b. October 6, 
1817; (5), Joshua. 

Joseph Ennals Muse, Jr., mar. Anne Bayley of Cambridge, 

James Augustus Muse mar. December 14, 1847, Mary R. Sulli- 
vane of Cambridge, Md. 

Dr. William Henry Muse, mar. February 26, 1841, Elizabeth 
R. Sullivane of Cambridge, Md.] 

John Leeds Bozman, by his will probated April 25, 1823, be- 
queathed to his nephew, James Edmondson Barroll, a legacy 
which was to be expended for the purchase of books. With this 
legacy the " Works of the British Poets," 50 volumes, and other 
standard authors were bought, a large number of which are in 
the possession of the writer. His nephew for purposes of identi- 
fication had a book plate prepared, a copy of which is shown. 

William Barroll and Lucretia Edmondson had a daughter, 
Julianna, who died young, and one son, James Edmondson. 


(11) James Edmondson Barroll was born in Easton, Md., 
August 24, 1779, and died December 24, 1875. He was educated 
at Washington College, Chestertown, Md., which he attended 
until 1805 and then entered the freshman class of Yale. He re- 
mained at Yale until he had passed into the senior class, and was 
then compelled to leave because of a serious illness from typhoid 
fever, which he had contracted while in New Haven. He read 
law in his father's office and was admitted to the Kent Bar, 
September 16, 1811. He was a man of profound erudition, de- 
voted to literature, of studious habits, a well-read lawyer with a 
capacious memory under ready control. From the time of his 
admission to the bar until his retirement in 1853, he was recog- 
nized as one of the leading lawyers in Eastern Maryland. His 
practice was by no means confined to Kent, he also had many 
clients in Talbot, Queen Anne and Caroline counties. For many 
years his clientage was exceedingly large and he amassed con- 
siderable wealth. Honesty and integrity were his pupils, and he 
enjoyed the implicit trust and confidence of his clients and con- 
temporaries. After leaving Chestertown he lived in Baltimore 
three years, and from there retired to his country place, ' ' Holly 
Hall, ' ' near Elkton, Cecil County. An evidence of his ability and 
devotion to his profession is found in a compendious digest of 
the decisions of the Court of Appeals, which he was about to 
publish when the digest of Norris, Brown and Brune appeared. 
He had his manuscripts, written in the most careful and pains- 
taking manner, bound in six large folio volumes. He also pre- 
pared a collection of the writings and best thoughts of the Latin, 
Greek, French, Italian and English authors, and his own beauti- 
ful and often inimitable translations and comments attest his 
broad and elegant literary taste and training. These papers 
were bound in four quarto volumes under the title *' Nugae 
Literariae," and they with the Maryland digests are in the 
possession of the writer. Of the latter work, nearly three 
quarters of a century after it was written, one of his great 
grandsons comments thus appreciatively: 

* * In the desert of literature an occasional oasis gladdens and 
refreshes the reader's eye. To-day it is Henry Esmond, to- 
morrow it may be another Shakespeare, but for all time the 
* Nugae Literariae ' will rejoice the heart of the lover of beauti- 
ful poetry, and cause joy to those who revel in subtle satire and 




keen wit. The collector of these ' Trifles/ as he modestly calls 
them, is an intimate friend of the great literary minds of the 
past, he knows their every foible. He would have been as much 
at home and on as easy terms in the Villa of Maecenas as in the 
coffee-houses of classical London with Mr. Pope and Dr. Ar- 

His taste is faultless ; the scope of his reading must have been 
limitless ; he quotes gems and passages, whose every line is pure 
gold, from authors long forgotten. He is always careful to say 
all that should, and not all that could, be said on a subject. The 
introductions to extracts are often more interesting than that 
which is introduced. By a few terse comments our interest and 
appreciation is awakened, assuredly he had the golden touch of 
making literature seem attractive. 

The poetry is generally imaginative, only a man of sensitive 
artistic taste could have felt the music and harmony of poetry 
which these ' Nugae ' are alive with. He was a sincere hater, 
he detests prigs and fops. Ovid pleased him when he wrote : 

* Blame not the Belles, since modern times can show. 
That ape of female foppery call'd a beau.' 

One man on whom he empties the vials of his wrath is : ' Not 
vicious but vice itself, not a liar but a lie. ' 

As I write this and look from my window in Vanderbilt and 
see the room in which he studied in Connecticut Hall so many 
years ago, it makes me feel very near to him though our classes 
are one hundred years apart. No one can read his books and 
not have the same feeling. ' ' 

In the war with England in 1812, James Edmondson BarroU 
was secretary and adjutant of the Troop of Horse, of which 
Frederick Wilson was captain. The minute book (the original 
of which is in the possession of the writer) is in his handwriting. 
He was one of the committee which was appointed June 5, 1813, 
to draw up its Bye Laws, and himself drew up and prepared 
same. He was present with the troop and took part in the battle 
of Caulk 's Field. All the detailed drills of the troop from 
April 28, 1813, until the appearance of the British in the Chesa- 
peake, are given. The following entries are taken from this 
book : 

" 1814, July 11, Monday. Brigadier-General Chambers orders 
out J. E. Barroll, William Meeks, Bartholomew Etherington 


and Thomas Wilkins into service to report themselves to Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Reed at Buck Neck. 

Colonel Eeed orders R. S. Spencer, Jr., Thomas Wilkins, Wil- 
liam Meeks, William Wayne and William Wickes, under com- 
mand of J. E. Barroll to Captain Tilden's to patrole the bay 
shore from Fairley Creek to Worton during to-night. 

12 July, Tuesday. Colonel Reed sent J. E. Barroll express 
from General Chambers directing Colonel Jarvis Spencer to 
call out a troop of horse. — Colonel Spencer sends the express to 
Captain Wilson to call out his troop. 

13 July, Wednesday. Colonel Reed disbands the militia in 
consequence of the enemy retiring down the bay." 

Subsequently, Sir Peter Parker, in the ship Menelaus, as- 
cended the bay the latter part of the succeeding month appear- 
ing off Rock Hall, the minutes say, August 20. He landed his 
men at Tolchester, and on the night of August 30 proceeded on 
his march to Chestertown, which place it was his intention to 
burn. On Sunday, August 21, Captain Wilson's troop of horse 
were ordered out by Brigadier-General Chambers. The various 
details and reports are enumerated and the following entry 
appears : 

'' 1814, August 30. Our detachment heretofore stationed at 
Willis X Roads, was moved in consequence of the movements 
of the enemy to the woods opposite Major Bower's gate, and 
placed under the command of Colonel Reed. ' ' 

As the battle was at night and the enemy were concealed by 
the woods, there was little chance for the cavalry to take any 
part in the action. Young Barroll left his horse and with other 
members of the troop, fought with the infantry throughout the 

He was a Mason and a member of Winder Lodge No. 78, 
Baltimore. When Winder Lodge was dissolved and reorganized 
as Clifton Lodge No. 83, he became a member of the latter 

James E. Barroll, while living in Chestertown, occupied the 
brick residence at the northeast corner of Front and Cannon 
Streets. In those days his garden extended to within about 
fifty feet of High Street, taking in more than three-fourths of 
the entire block. The lot immediately in front of his house was 





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filled in by him, after lie purchased the residence, thereby turn- 
ing an unsightly and unpleasant dock, which was exposed at 
low tides, into what was then a beautiful and attractive outlook. 

James Edmondson Barroll was twice maried, his first wife 
was Mary Einggold, daughter of Samuel and Rachel Ringgold, 
by her he had no children. On June 15, 1824, James Edmondson 
Barroll married Henrietta Jane Hackett, b. December 25, 1804, 
d. March 17, 1877. 

[Henrietta Jane Hackett was a daughter of John Hackett and 
Sarah Van Solengin Bedford, daughter of Peter Bedford. 

Peter Bedford was a brother of Judge Gunning Bedford, 
Junior, who was a delegate from Delaware to the Continental 
Congress of 1776, and first judge of the U. S. District Court of 
Delaware. Their father was Gunning Bedford, an architect of 
Philadelphia, who, in 1742, married Susannah Jacquette, the 
daughter of Major Jacquette, an ofiicer in the Revolutionary 
War. Gunning Bedford was a captain in the French and Indian 
War, and later, as an architect, was one of the founders of 
Carpenter's Hall and president of the committee having in 
charge its erection. He served as an alderman of the city, and 
died when 82 years of age in 1802.] 

James Edmondson Barroll and Henrietta Jane Hackett had 
the following children: (1) Henrietta Maria, b. May 25, 1825, 
d. March 7, 1895; married Charles M. Medcalfe and had two 
sons; Edmondson Barroll, b. May 20, 1852, d. June 8, 1875, 
unmarried; and William Morgan, b. October 28, 1853, d. 21st 
October, 1886, unmarried. He was an honor graduate of West 
Point, and while a lieutenant of ordnance stationed at Sandy 
Hook, N. Y. Proving Ground, met an untimely death by the 
explosion of a shell, caused by a soldier trying to force a fuse, 
which had stuck into its seat. His unhappy mother was one 
of those present watching the tests. 

(2) Laura Caroline, b. December 22, 1826, d. March 9, 1905. 

(3) John Leeds, b. February 1, 1830, d. August 6, 1866. 

(4) Mary Rebecca, b. September 20, 1832. 

(5) Sarah Jane. 

(6) Sophie Rose, b. March 8, 1837, d. April 27, 1887. 

(7) Sarah Ellen. 

(8) James Edmondson, b. September 23, 1842, d. June 13, 


(9) Victoria, b. September 7, 1845, d. — . 

Mary Rebecca Barroll married Theophilus B. Horwitz, a 
lawyer of Baltimore City, and had two daughters, Mary and 
Carolyn Norris. 

John Leeds Barroll 

(12). John Leeds Barroll was educated at Washington Col- 
lege, Chestertown, Md., and graduated with honor as valedic- 
torian of his class at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, in 1849, 
taking also the highest prize in oratory. He read law under his 
father and was admitted to the Kent Bar, April 13, 1852. He 
was elected State's Attorney for Kent County, which office he 
filled from 1854 to 1856. He was a prominent and active Mason, 
and died in Chestertown, August 6, 1866. 

John Leeds Barroll married December 5, 1854, Elleonora 
Keene Horsey, b. December 19, 1835, d. May 5, 1905. [Elle- 
onora Keene Horsey was the daughter of Thomas Hopewell 
Horsey, b. April 22, 1799, d. August 13, 1856, married November 
2, 1829, Elleonora Frances Palmer, b. May 24, 1811, d. March 
20, 1853. Thomas Hopewell Horsey was a son of Smith Horsey 
II, b. March 23, 1763, who married Sarah Horsey, b. March 1, 
1767, daughter of Samuel and Ann Venables Horsey; Smith 
Horsey II, was a son of Smith Horsey I, who married Mary 
Coleman in 1746 ; Smith Horsey I, was a son of Samuel Horsey, 
who was the third son of Judge Stephen and Sarah (Williams) 
Horsey of Somerset County, Md. Stephen Horsey, in 1663, was 
appointed by Charles Calvert one of the commissioners of Mary- 
land, and in 1666, was appointed high sheriff of Somerset 

They had children, all of whom were born in Chestertown, 
Md., as follows : 

(1) John Leeds; (2) Edmondson Horsey, b. 12th November, 
1857, d. November 17, 1861; (3) Hopewell Horsey; (4) Elleonora 
Lennox, b. August 6, 1862, d. Christmas Eve, 1864; (5) Morris 

John Leeds Barroll was educated at Washington College, 
Chestertown, Md., removed to Philadelphia, Pa., where on Oc- 
tober 22, 1885, he married Maria Stocker Lewis, daughter of 
Francis Albert Lewis and Anna Reed. (Francis Albert Lewis 
was bom Mav 25, 1833, in Philadelphia and Anna Reed in 
Baltimore, Md., March 13, 1836.) 


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John Leeds Bozman, Esq. 

formerhj of the Middle Temple, Evgtavd 
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John Leeds and Maria Lewis BarroU have the following 
children : 

Ethel, b. at Little Boar's Head, N. H. ; Francis Lewis, b. at 
Little Boar's Head, N. H. ; John Leeds, Jr., b. in Philadelphia, 
Pa., and now at university of Pennsylvania ; Anna, b. at Little 
Boar's Head, N. H. ; William, b. in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hopewell Horsey Barroll was educated at St. John's College, 
Annapolis, Md., and graduated at Washington College in 1878. 
He was admitted to the Chestertown Bar in 1883, and on Feb- 
ruary 9, 1888, married Margaret Spencer Wethered, daughter 
of John Lathem Wethered and Charlotte Spencer, daughter of 
George Wilson Spencer and Margaret Ringgold. [John Lathem 
Wethered was the son of Peregrine Wethered and Hannah 
Medford; Peregrine Wethered was the son of John Wethered 
and Mary Sykes, daughter of James Sykes of Delaware, who 
was twice elected a member of the Continental Congress of 1776- 
1777 from Delaware ; was a member of the Council of Safety and 
was a member of the convention which framed the constitution 
for the state of Delaware ; and whose son subsequently became 
governor of that state; John Wethered 's parents were Eichard 
Wethered and Isabella Blay. The latter was the youngest 
daughter of Colonel William and Isabella Pearce Blay. Col- 
onel William Blay, of " Blay's Range," the only son of Colonel 
Edward and Ann Blay, was for many years a vestryman of 
Shrewsbury Parish, and represented Kent in the Maryland 
Legislature, 1714-1715. He married Isabella Pearce, daughter 
of Judge William and Isabella Pearce. Colonel Edward Blay 
was a zealous churchman and vestryman of Shrewsbury Parish. 
In 1709, he gave to that parish the land upon which the church 
was built. He was a delegate from Cecil in the Legislature of 
Maryland, in 1706-7, and represented Kent in the session of 
1713. Richard Wethered was a son of Samuel Wethered and 
Dolly Lewin of England. He came to Boston in 1720, and later 
settled in Maryland. The father of Samuel Wethered was Col- 
onel Samuel Wethered, R. A., son of Thomas and Elizabeth 
Wethered. The Wethered family in England were seated at 
Ashline Hall, Great Berkhamsted, in Herts and Bucks.] '° 

Hopewell Horsey and Margaret Wethered Barroll have the 
following children, all born in Chestertown, Md. : 

••Hanson's Kent, page 317, where earlier records of the Wethered family will 
be found. 


Lewin Wethered, A. B., from Washington College in 1908 and 
A. B. from Yale, 1910 ; William, b. May 1, 1890, d. July 15, 1891; 
Morris Keene ; Hopewell Horsey, Jr. ; John Wethered, all at this 
date attending Washington College. 

Morris Keene Barroll entered West Point, 1885, graduated in 
1889; graduated from the artillery school. Fortress Monroe in 
1894; at present major in coast artillery, U. S. Army. He 
married September 25, 1894, Anne Van Bramer Miller [daughter 
of Brigadier-General Marcus Peter Miller, b. March 27, 1835, 
at Stockbridge, Mass., and his wife Katharine Sprague, daugh- 
ter of Brigadier-General Joseph A. Haskin; General Miller 
graduated from West Point in 1854, and was a lineal descendant 
of Asa Miller, first lieutenant in a regiment of Continental 
Militia, commanded by Levy Ely, in the Revolutionary War]. 

Morris Keene and Anne Miller Barroll have the following 
children : 

Morris Keene, b. at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y. ; Lawrence Sprague, b. 
at Angel Island, Cal. ; Elleonora Katharine, b. at Charlotte, 
N. C. 

William Baeeoll married for his 2d wife, Saeah Hands, 
daughter of Thomas Bedingfield Hands and Mary Jackson, his 
wife. Thomas Bedingfield Hands was a lawyer of Chestertown, 
Md., and a member of the convention of delegates of the prov- 
ince of Maryland, which met at Annapolis, May 8, 1776. By 
this convention on May 25, 1776, the following were elected a 
council of safety '^ until the end of the next session of con- 
vention: Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Charles Carroll, John 
Hall, Benjamin Rumsey, George Plater, James Tilghman, 
Thomas Smyth, Thomas Bedingfield Hands and William Hay- 
ward." It was this convention that relieved Governor Robert 
Eden of power, and signified to the governor that the public 
quiet and safety in the judgment of the convention require that 
he leave the province and that he was at full liberty to depart 
peacably with his effects. He was also a member of the con- 
vention which met at Annapolis 21st June, 1776, and was again 
elected a member of the council of safety, which consisted of 
" John Hall, George Plater, Charles Carroll, Daniel of St. 
Thomas Jenifer, Thomas Bedingfield Hands, Benjamin Rumsey, 
Thomas Smyth, James Tilghman and Joseph Nicholson, Jr."*" 

Sarah Hands Barroll by her will dated 28th August, 1850, 

*" Hanson's Kent, page 148. 




which was probated November 20, 1855, bequeathed her gold 
watch to her grandson, William Bedingfield Barroll, a silver 
cream pot to her granddaughter, Sarah Rebecca Barroll, a 
wrought gold ring to her niece, Anna M. Payne, and all the rest 
of her estate to her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rebecca Johnson 

Thomas Bedingfield Hands, father of Sarah Hands Barroll, 
married Mary Jackson (her will was probated September 20, 
1820). His will was dated May 18, 1811, was probated 19th 
June, 1811, showing that he died between those dates ; he devised 
his estate to his three children, Bedingfield Hands, Alexander 
Hands and Sarah Barroll, leaving as his executors, "William 
Barroll and Bedingfield Hands. 

The parents of the above-named Thomas Bedingfield Hands, 
were Thomas Bedingfield and Sarah Hands; and his will was 
dated February 22, 1768, and probated October 28, 1769. He 
devised all his estate to his son, Thomas Bedingfield, his daugh- 
ters, Margaret and Elizabeth, and his granddaughter, Sarah 
Smith. His wife, Sarah Hands, was the one to whom the mural 
tablet in the east "wall of the Episcopal Church in Chestertown 
was erected. The inscription on this tablet is as follows : 


To THE Memory of a good Woman, 


The truly beloved Wife and highly esteemed Friend 

of Thomas Bedingfield Hands, 

she was 

Pious without Hypocricy, 

Virtuous without affectation, 

The dutiful Daughter, the indearing Wife, 

The Tender Parent, 

And the kind, innocent Neighbour, 

She lived thirty three Years, seventeen whereof 

IN the Marriage State, and died Oct. 5th. 1754. 

Gentle Passenger, 

Let the example of her Virtues, 

The purity of her Morals, 

And the Simplicity of her Manners, 

Stir thee up to the practice of the same 

That thy Memory, like hers, may diffuse around 

A sweet smelling savour. Pes. 1757. 

86 bakroll in great britain and america 

William Hands Barroll 

William and Sarah Hands Barroll, his second wife, had one 
child, a son : 

(11). William Hands Barroll, who was educated at Wash- 
ington College and afterwards at Harvard College. He was by- 
profession a lawj^er and for many years was captain of the 
' ' Independent Blues, ' ' a military company then in existence in 
Chestertown. He married Rebecca Johnson, a daughter of Ed- 
ward Johnson and Elizabeth (MacKubbin) Johnson, in Balti- 
more, October 24, 1822. 

While in Chestertown they resided in the brick dwelling near 
the northeast corner of Front and High Streets. He had for 
his law office the small one-story building at the north end of the 
lot adjoining the residence of Wm. R. Aldridge. 

William Hands Barroll removed from Chestertown and died 
in Jamaica, L. I., August 23, 1849; Rebecca, his wife, died in 
Baltimore, August 12, 1869. They had eight children : 

(12). (I). Mary Elizabeth Barroll, b. in Chestertown, Md., 
December 12, 1823, d. in Norfolk, Va., January 12, 1864, mar. 
John I. Frisby, August 10, 1847. They had four children, viz.: 

(1). Richard Frisby, b. at Oxford, Baltimore County, June 
16, 1848, d. in Norfolk, Va., July, 1862. 

(2). Elizabeth Brown Turner Frisby, b. in Baltimore, Decem- 
ber 17, 1849, d. December 25, 1850. 

(3) Elizabeth Brown Frisby, b. in Baltimore, November 25, 
1851, d. in Baltimore, Md., October, 1865. 

(4). William Barroll Frisby, b. in Baltimore, May 30, 1854, 
d. in Boston, Mass., June 6, 1902. The following account of his 
life-work is taken from the Boston Transcript of June 6 and 
June 8, 1902. 

*' After an illness of nearly two weeks. Rev. William Barroll 
Frisby, D. D., rector of the Church of the Advent, died at noon 
to-day, at his home on Brimmer Street, adjoining the church. 
His death came as a great surprise to his parishioners, as yes- 
terday his condition was such as to give much encouragement 
for his complete recovery. Last night, however, he was restless 
and more feverish than before, and when the morning dawned he 
vas in an exhausted condition, and from then he began to sink 

William Barroll Frisby was born in Baltimore, Md., May 30, 





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1854. His early education was obtained in the schools of that 
city and Washington, and later he took a collegiate course at 
Columbia College, in the capital city, from which he was grad- 
uated in 1876. Early in life he was attracted to the ministry, 
and entered the General Theological Seminary of New York, 
from which he was graduated in 1879. Immediately he was 
invited to become one of the curates of Trinity Church, New 
York, of which Rev. Morgan Dix, D. D., was rector. He re- 
mained there three years, performing the greater part of his 
work in the slum districts of the east side, where he resided 
much of the time while he was connected with Trinity Church. 

Partly for rest and partly to gratify a taste he had for teach- 
ing. Dr. Frisby gave up his work at Trinity, and took a position 
in the Cathedral School at Garden City, Long Island, where he 
managed to win the confidence of a large number of young boys, 
who as they grew up became staunch friends and supporters 
of his later life. From the Garden City School, Dr. Frisby was 
called to Trinity Chapel, where he assisted Eev. Dr. Swope. 
He remained here some three years. 

On the elevation of Rev. Charles C. Grafton, rector of the 
Church of the Advent, to the Bishopric of Fond-du-Lac, Wis., 
in 1887, Rev. Dr. Frisby a few months later was invited to 
assume charge of this large Boston parish. On Advent Sunday, 
1888, he entered upon his new duties, and since that time the 
church has made remarkable strides in every way, thanks to 
the ability, zeal, wisdom and care of the beloved rector. As a 
preacher, Dr. Frisby was always an acknowledged leader, hav- 
ing an excellent command of language; and the courage of his 
conviction to speak fearlessly in the condemnation of what was 
wrong in every walk of life. Though a ritualist of the most 
pronounced type, he was held in the greatest esteem by those 
of the other wing of the church. He was a member of the 
University Club, of the Episcopalian Club, and the Catholic 
Club, which numbers among its members only those of the 
ritualist branch of the Episcopal Church. By laymen, every- 
where, he was held in as high regard as by his clerical brethren, 
and possessed just those qualities of mind and heart that won 
for him friends everywhere. Dr. Frisby was never married and 
made his home with an aunt [Mrs. Judson Hendren, infra]. 
Both his parents died a number of years ago. 


Of those who go home and are no more seen, it is often the 
impulse, in the first hours of bereavement, to dwell upon that 
which we have lost out of our lives here below. We condole 
with one another because our associate in affairs, in social life, 
or in religious organization has been taken from us, and with 
affectionate sorrow we enumerate his civic virtues, his friendly 
offices, and his benevolent deeds. There are occasions, however, 
when a good man dies which lead the minds of those who have 
had the privilege of intimacy to dwell upon the characteristics 
which are not limited by temporal conditions, but which we 
recognize as thej^ throng upon the grief -sensitized memory, as 
having indicated a detachment from them all. 

To-day the death of William BarroU Frisby is such an occa- 
sion. Devoted priest, loyal and philanthropic citizen, gentleman 
and courteous companion as Dr. Frisby was, despite the poig- 
nancy of our sorrow for our loss in these relations, we recall 
with the most vivid distinctness elements of personality which 
separated him somehow from them and from those engrossed 
and perplexed in the ways of the world, however nearly they 
seemed to approach him. He possessed a conception of the spirit- 
ual life so strong and earnest, his nature was of such virginal 
purity, his faith was so direct and unswerving, that it is already 
almost easier to think of him as parted from that frail and 
delicate form, awaiting the assumption of the spiritual body, 
than clothed in the mortal body which was so dearly familiar 
to our eyes. 

There are as various modes of influence as there are indi- 
viduals. It may be exerted by those who have struggled and 
overcome; by those who possess forceful personal magnetism; 
by gifts of eloquence and by power of command ; but it is prob- 
ably the case that its silent waves have been propagated in the 
largest measure from those rare souls of whom we may almost 
say, ' the world was not worthy,' who were in it but not alto- 
gether of it, Heaven lying all about them in manhood even as in 
childhood. Such a soul was that which now expects in Paradise 
its perfect consummation and bliss. 

It is absolutely certain that he who has departed out of the 
world would have desired of all things, however in his humility 
he might have doubted it, that, as we remember him, our belief 
in the unseen should be strengthened by his belief and our hopes 
fixed by his reasonable, religious and holy hope in the good 



things of the undiscovered country into which he has passed. 
Of that country we are assured with a confident and happy hope 
that he was born and that he lived a predestined citizen. 

E. W." 

*' Like St. Paul he has ' finished his course,' having ' kept the 
faith ' and we who knew and loved him have no shadow of doubt 
as we rejoice to think that the crown laid up for him in heaven 
by his Master is now upon his head. No eulogy spoken by man 
is worthy of notice compared with the * "Well done, good and 
faithful servant ' which by faith we hear spoken by the lips of 
the Living Lord, whose real presence was the chief joy of our 
brother while he saw through a glass darkly in word and signifi- 
cant sacrament, but now beholds face to face. 

If there is or ever has been saintliness on earth, it was illus- 
trated in the godly patience, gentleness, meekness, long-suffer- 
ing, faith, joyfulness, zeal of good works, brotherly kindness and 
charity of our dear brother now departed. 

A priest, he illustrated by efficient faithfulness and daily per- 
sonal devotion the one perfect life, by whose sacrifice the world 
has been redeemed to God. 

A pastor, he went about doing good to lofty and lonely, to rich 
and poor, to wise and simple, as a faithful under shepherd, 
even in sight of his divine master. 

A teacher, he, like the apostle, delivered what he also had 
received, ' the faith once delivered to the saints,' and neither 
fear nor vain conceit led him astray into novel and uncertain 
paths of man's device. Learned, but neither pedantic nor 
destructive; wise by the light revealed more than by that of 
flickering fancy; a lover of the truth as it is in Jesus, rather 
than as it may be in human theory ; he taught, not what he only 
thought, but what the church of God has held and transmitted 
from the day of the holy apostles to this day. 

But pre-eminently he taught by acts even more than by words. 
The house of God, magnified as the dwelling place on earth of 
the great King in his beauty and glory, and the altar stone when 
the lamb-slain was ever exalted to the object of human adoration 
is praise well-made by him, eloquent of the unchanging truth 
of the New Covenant in the precious blood. 

The embellishments of the Church of the Advent were not for 
human pleasure, but for the honor of Him of whose riches we 
all are partakers. 


Father Frisby was like Joshua, a leader in the church. Many 
years ago the vested choir of the Church of the Advent was a 
source of bitter criticism, being solitary in this diocese, but 
Father Frisby lived to see the example followed all over the 
diocese and even in Trinity Parish. The vestments at the 
Church of the Advent, once generally condemned, were adopted 
at the consecration of the bishop of Western Massachusetts. 
As a leader. Father Frisby suffered, but the Church of Massa- 
chusetts has already learned that the true catholicity is where 
there is the greatest spirit of Christlike charity. * May per- 
petual light shine upon him. ' 

W. A. H." 

(II). William Bedingfield Barroll, b. in Chestertown, Md., 
August 28, 1825, d. in Pittsburg, 1862, mar. Nannie Cookers, in 
Cumberland, Md., December 16, 1852. They had two sons, John 
and William Barroll, both of whom died in infancy. 

(Ill), Edward Johnson Barroll, b. in Chestertown, October 
1827, d. in Baltimore, unmarried, June 1, 1860. 

(IV). Alexander Hands Barroll, b. in Hempstead, Long Is- 
land, December 22, 1834, d. in Sacramento, Cal., November 4, 

(V). Henry Ballard Barroll, b. in Hempstead, Long Island, 
January 19, 1837, mar. Adelia Eollinson in Brooklyn, L. I., 
December 14, 1864, and had five children : 

(1). Joseph Eollinson Barroll, b. in Brooklyn, Long Island, 
March, 1867, was mar. in Chicago, Bl., December, 1890, to Kath- 
aryn Thoms, oldest daughter of John B. Thoms, who previously 
resided in Baltimore, he was the oldest son of Burton Thoms of 
Dundee, Scotland. They have three children: 

Joseph Eollinson Barroll, Jr. ; Eugenia Vassar Barroll ; Mar- 
jorie Burton Barroll. 

(2) William Hands Barroll, d. in infancy; (3) Mary Elizabeth 
Barroll, d. in infancy; (4) Lucy Barroll; (5) Henry Edward 
Barroll, mar. October 23, 1909, Ida Marie Hamilton Laird, of 
Auburn, N. Y. 

(VI). Franklin Hands Barroll, b. in Hempstead, Long Is- 
land, January 25, 1839, d. in Portland, Oregon, September 17, 
1890. He was captain of the 2d U. S. Infantry, in the regular 
army during the war, and resigned his commission August 8, 
1866. He mar. Susan Denin in 1861, and they had the following 
children : 


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(1). Frances Mabel Barroll, b. February 14, 1863, in Alex- 
andria, Va., mar. Charles Henry Korell, March 13, 1883. They 
have the following children, all b. in Portland, Oregon. 

(a). Dagman Marie, (b) Laura Frances, (c) Franklin Freder- 
ick, (d) Mabel Henriette, (e) Walter Henry. 

(VII). Sarah Rebecca Barroll, b. in Jamaica, L. I., Novem- 
ber 13, 1840, mar. Judson Hendren in Norfolk, Va., October 11, 
1860. Mr. Hendren d. September 3, 1865. She d. in Boston, 
Mass., May 19, 1909. 

(VIII). Clarence Mackubbin Barroll, b. in Jamaica, L. I., 
June 22, 1834, d. January 9, 1845, in Jamaica. 

Richard Barroll 

(10). Richard Barroll, the second son of Rev. William Bar- 
roll, as stated above, b. January 17, 1774, and was therefore only 
four years of age at the time of his father's death. His mother, 
after the death of her husband, moved to Chestertown, Md., 
where there was an excellent school then conducted by Rev. 
William Smith, D. D., who, in 1782, founded Washington College. 
There she educated each of her sons, and Richard Barroll grad- 
uated from the college in 1794. He read law under his elder 
brother, William Barroll; and the records of the Kent County 
Court show that he was admitted to the bar, March 19, 1798. He 
became Register of Wills of Kent County, December 16, 1799, 
and held this office until his death, which occured about July, 
1820, as letters on his estate were committed to his nephew, 
James E. Barroll, on July 19 of that year. He, like his brother 
William, was a vestryman of both Chester and I. U. parishes. 

Richard Barroll married Hester Catholina, who died as ap- 
pears from her tombstone. May 15, 1814, aged 29 years. She 
was buried iq I. U. churchyard as was also her husband. 

They were married probably in 1801, as on June 17 of that 
year he purchased of Robert Wright the residence on northwest 
corner of Front and Fish Streets (now Maple Avenue), at pres- 
ent occupied by William J. Vannort. Here is where he lived and 

The three children of Richard Barroll and Hester Catholina, 
his wife, were Anna M. ; Elizabeth, who died young ; and Mary 
C. One daughter, Anna M. Barroll, married Bishop Payne, 
of Petersburg, Va. A beautiful tribute was paid to her by 


Rev. Peregrine Wroth, rector of tlie Church of the Messiah, 
Baltimore, in an address which he delivered as late as May 17, 
1906, at Emmanuel Church, Chestertown, on the occasion of its 
annual meeting, to the Women's Auxiliary of the Diocese of 

'' He spoke of Chestertown, where the first convention of the 
church was ever held, as the holy ground of their old church and 
referred feelingly to Anna Barroll, one of Chestertown 's own 
people, afterwards wife of Bishop Payne, who in the early 
missionary days went with him to Africa, and laid down her 
life at Cape Liberia, for the benighted negro." 

The other daughter, Mary C. Barroll, married Edward John- 
son. Mrs. Sarah Barroll Hendren in a letter dated 1897, says : 

*' I do not know if you know anything of your grandfather's 
uncle, Richard Barroll. I do not know whom he married, but he 
had two daughters Anna, who married Bishop Payne of Africa ; 
and Mary, who married my mother's brother, Edward Johnson. 
They had three daughters, Anna, Elizabeth and Mary. Mary is 
still living and is a ' Sister of St. Mary's.' She lives in the 
South, the others died after they were grown. Bishop Payne's 
wife had no children. ' ' 

(10). James Barroll, third son of Rev. William Barroll and 
Ann Williamson, after graduating at Washington College went 
to Baltimore, and during his life was a highly respected citizen, 
and successful merchant of that city. 

At first he engaged in business with Benj. Ricaud as partner. 
Mr. Ricaud named for him one of his sons, James Barroll 
Ricaud, who afterwards was elected to Congress, and in 1864, 
became judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, comprising Kent, 
Queen Anne, Caroline and Talbot counties. 

James Barroll, was a Mason, and the following is a transcript 
of the records of the lodge he joined: 

'^ Baltimore, Maryland, Masonic Temple, January 18, 1908. 

Cassia Lodge No. 45. 

James Barroll, of Baltimore, was entered February 12, 1811. 
Passed February 26 and raised March 24 of that year. He 
applied for initiation at the second communication of the lodge, 

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viz., January 25, and was therefore one of the earliest initiates. 
All of this was while the lodge was working under dispensation, 
as the charter was not granted until May 5, 1811. 

James W. Jamison, 


He was one of the organizers and original directors of the 
Merchants Bank of Baltimore, serving in the directorate from 
July 1, 1835, until March 3, 1842. He was succeeded by his son, 
James W. Barroll, who was elected a director May 3, 1842. 

In the erection of Washington's monument in Baltimore, he 
took a leading and active interest. It will be remembered the 
funds to erect this monument were raised by means of a lottery 
created by an act of the Maryland Legislature. On page 96 is a 
copy of one of the original tickets issued by the lottery com- 
pany and signed by James Barroll, whose name is among those 
in the corner stone of the monument. 

When the British attacked Baltimore in the War of 1812, 
James Barroll was cornet, or 4th officer, of the First Baltimore 
Hussars, which formed a part of the Fifth Regiment of the 
Maryland Cavalry Militia. He participated in the Battle of 
North Point, on September 12, 1814. His business associate, 
Benjamin Ricaud, was a private in the Hussars and was present 
with him in the battle. 

James Barroll married Mary Ann Crockett, b. September 10, 
1789, d. January 12, 1868. She was baptized October 5, 1791, 
and married James Barroll, December 15, 1812. She was a 
daughter of Benjamin Crockett, and his wife, Jane Donnellan, 
who were married March 6, 1785. Benjamin Crockett d. April 
22, 1792. 

Jane Donnellan was a daughter of Thomas Donnellan, who 
was born in 1726, and was one of those appointed by Congress 
in 1777, to sign the ' ' Bills of Credit. " " A copy of one of these 
notes is inserted herein. Jane Donellan was b. in 1762 ; d. August 
14, 1827. St. Paul's Church records show that she was confirmed 
May 24, 1812, by Bishop Thomas John Claggett, first bishop of 
Maryland. Her monument is in St. Paul's churchyard, Balti- 
more, to the left of the entrance gate. Thomas Donnellan at the 
time of his death had been a resident of Baltimore more than 

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40 years. He died September 11, 1810, in the 84th year of his 
age. He had a daughter, Mary Anne Donnellan, mar. Amos 
Loney and left many descendants, the eldest living one is Mr. 
William A. Loney, formerly of Baltimore, now a resident of the 
state of New York. Mr. Loney has three daughters married, 
respectively to Mr. Frederick Roosevelt and the late Mr. Bruce 
Brown, both of New York City, the youngest daughter, by a 
second marriage, married Henry Abbot, of Boston, Mass. The 
following notice of his death appears in the Federal Gazette of 
September 14, 1810. 

'' Died on Tuesday morning in the 84th year of his age, Mr. 
Thomas Donnellan. This worthy gentleman has been an inhab- 
itant of Baltimore more than forty years, and during that time 
maintained, by his distinguished integrity and active industry, 
a most exemplary character, and was universally respected by 
his fellow citizens. He was not exempt from many painful 
vicissitudes of fortune, which ' flesh is heir to,' while sojourning 
in this vale of sorrow ; yet these he met with all the fortitude of a 
Christian, placing a firm reliance on the promise of his God. ' ' 

The children of James Barroll and Mary Ann Crockett were 
as follows : 

(11). (I). James W. Barroll, b. August 27, 1813, d. August 22, 
1887, and buried in the Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore. 

(II). Edward Barroll, b. August 21, 1814, d. September 28, 

(III). Jane Barroll, b. July 12, 1815, d. unmarried, May 5, 

(IV). Edward Barroll, b. September 6, 1816, d. September 9, 

(V). Mary Ann Barroll, b. October 19, 1817, d. November 16, 

(VI). Benjamin Crockett Barroll, b. June 16, 1819, d. April 
5, 1908. 

(VII). Elizabeth Hands Barroll, b. October 16, 1820, d. Feb- 
ruary 28, 1899. 

(VIII). William Barroll, b. February 7, 1822, d. unmarried. 

(IX). Richard Barroll, b. August 11, 1823. 

(X). Charles Barroll, b. September 28, 1825, d. May 7, 1905. 

(XI). Henry Barroll, b. July 10, 1827, d. January 18, 1865, 







(XII). Serena Barroll, b. March 2, 1830, d. December 10, 1879. 

In St. Paul 's cliurcliyarcl, Baltimore, is the Barroll family 
vault in which James Barroll, his wife, and many of his children 
repose. Among them are Edward, infant, b. August, 1814. 
George Corbin Washington, Jr., and his mother Mary Ann, the 
first wife of Lewis William Washington. Richard, Henry, and 
Jane Barroll, Elizabeth Hands, in the Jenkins lot; Serena in 
the Fisher lot, and Benjamin Crockett are all buried in Green- 
mount Cemetery. 

(I). James W. Barroll, son of James and Mary Ann (Crock- 
ett) Barroll, was b. August 27, 1813, d. June 30, 1887. He was 
educated at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Md. ; was taken into 
partnership by his father, and d. June 30, 1887. He mar. 1st 
iVmelia Henderson, daughter of Susan Ward and Andrew 
Fisher Henderson. [Susan Ward was a daughter of William 
and Ann (Veazey) Ward. Ann Veazey was a daughter of 
Edward and Elizabeth DeCourcy Veazey, b. 9th April, 1766, 
mar. 25th November, 1784, William Ward, son of William and 
Rebecca Davis Ward.] 

James W. and Amelia Henderson Barroll had issue: (1) 
Amelia, d. January 23, 1848; (2) Francis, d. November 28, 1854; 
(3) Amelia, d. October 21, 1854; (4) Susan, d. February 7, 1848; 
(5) James, d. February 7, 1848; (6) Edmund; (7) William 
Veazey; (8) Mary, d. Nov. 5, 1910. 

James W. Barroll mar. 2d Ann Ellen Jenkins (d. February 
11, 1904), daughter of Mark Jenkins, and had issue: (1) Eliza- 
beth, d. infant, and Frederick V. 

(IV). Edward Barroll, son of James Barroll and Mary Ann 
(Crockett) Barroll, b. in Baltimore, September 6, 1816. 

He went west and practiced law in Lafayette, Ind., and later 
in New Madrid, Missouri, where he d. September 9, 1854. 

In 1843 he married Maria Louisa Hatcher, eldest daughter 
of Archibald Hatcher and Elizabeth Nicholson (Dibrell) Hatcher 
of Lynchburg, Va. Maria Louisa Hatcher, b. in Lynchburg, Va., 
December 31, 1820, d. September 22, 1869, in Fredericktown, 
Mo. They had issue : 

(A.) Charles Edward Barroll, b. April 7, 1844, d. January 21, 
1899. (B.) Mary Ann Barroll. (C.) Edward Barroll, b. August 
16, 1848, d. May 6, 1849. (D.) Henry Harris Barroll. (E.) 
Fannie Dibrell Barroll. 


(A.) Cliarles Edward Barroll was about seventeen years old 
when the Civil War began, he enlisted in the First Missouri 
(Confederate) Infantry, and fought throughout the entire war 
with great courage, finally surrendering at Durham Station, 
N. C, April 26, 1865, three weeks after the surrender of General 

February 12, 1868, he married Elizabeth Caruthers, eldest 
daughter of Solomon Deboe Caruthers and Mary Jane (Harris) 
Caruthers, of Fredericktown, Mo. They had issue : 

(I). Henry Caruthers Barroll, (II) Nellie Maya Barroll, 

(III) Mary Hatcher Barroll, all born in Fredericktown, Mo. 

(IV) Edward Charles Barroll, born in Farmington, Mo. 

I. Henry Caruthers Barroll at present (1910) living in Pasa- 
dena, Cal. He married June 2, 1896, Luella Bone, daughter of 
Thomas P. and Elizabeth Bone, of Wichita, Kan. They have 
one child : Elizabeth Bone Barroll, born in Spokane, Wash. 

II. Nellie Maya Barroll, married November 28, 1895, at Boone 
Terre, Mo., Arthur DeVere Anderson, son of John Anderson 
and Hannah Olivia (Lyon) Anderson of Saint Louis, Mo. (John 
Anderson formerly of Stockholm, Sweden.) They had seven 
children: (1) Arthur DeVere Anderson, Jr., born in Hunter, 
Mo., December 8, 1896, d. in Berkeley, Cal., February 22, 1905; 
(2) Charles Barroll Anderson; (3) Olivia Lucile Anderson; (4) 
Doris Anderson ; (5) Nellie Maya Anderson ; (6) Victor Eichard 
Anderson; (7) infant son. Their home is Berkeley, Cal. 

III. Mary Hatcher Barroll, married December 23, 1897, 
Nathan David Vail, son of Nathan C. Vail and Elizabeth (Fen- 
ton) Vail, of Ironton, Mo. Issue, three children: (1) Barroll 
Nathan Vail; (2) Dorothy Elizabeth Vail; (3) Paul Burton 
Vail ; living at Poplar Bluff, Mo. 

IV. Edward Charles Barroll, married June 30, 1909, Pearl 
'Sullivan, daughter of William 'Sullivan and Sarah (Hunt) 
'Sullivan of Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. Residing in Farm- 
ington, Mo. 

(B). Mary Ann Barroll, married February 21, 1866, Abner 
Jackson Bean, son of Robert Bean and Mary Bean of Cape 
Girardeau County, Mo. Abner Jackson Bean, b. August 24, 
1837, d. at Whitewater, Mo., January 26, 1906, no issue. 

(D). Henry Harris Barroll educated in New Madrid and 
Jackson, Mo., where his family resided in 1858. In 1867 he 


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entered the United States Naval Academy, graduated in the 
class of 1871, and promoted to commander in 1899. 

He voluntarily retired in this grade, from active service, 
under what is known as '' the Act of March 3, 1899," but was 
continued on shore-duty at the Hydrographic Office in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

During the Spanish War, he served on the blockades of 
Havana and Santiago and also in guarding the Yucatan Channel. 
He participated in the capture of Guantanamo and received 
through Congress two medals for conspicuous service during 
this war, one for services at Santiago, and one for service at 

He first married Elizabeth Johnson Brady (November 5, 
1884), second daughter of Matthew Brady and Mary Elizabeth 
(Johnson) Brady, of West Baton Rouge Parish, La. Elizabeth 
Johnson Brady was bom in New Orleans, La., December 6, 1860, 
and died at Palm Springs, Fla., February 6, 1886. They had 
one son, Henry Harris Barroll, Jr., married June 3, 1908, Ed- 
wina Watson Knapp, daughter of Edwin Fitch Knapp and 
Helen (Cotter) Knapp, of South Norwalk, Conn. They live in 

On October 3, 1889, Henry Harris Barroll married Marie 
Louise Hoyt, second daughter of Thomas Granville Hoyt and 
Julia Elizabeth (Holt) Hoyt, of Danbury, Connecticut. 

Marie Louise Hoyt, b. in Danbury, Connecticut, they have no 
children, and reside in Washington, D. C. 

(E). Fannie Dibrell Barroll, married May 7, 1874, William 
Barlas Young Wilkie, D. D., a Presbyterian clergyman, son of 
John Wilkie and Janet (Black) Wilkie, of Ceres, Fife, Scotland. 
They live in Dunedin, Fla., and have no issue. 

(V). Maey Ann Baeroll, daughter of James and Mary Ann 
(Crockett) Barroll, b. October 19, 1817, d. November 16, 1844, 
married May 17, 1836, Lewis WiUiam Washington. [Lewis 
William Washington, b. November 30, 1812, at Georgetown, 
D. C, and d. at Beall Air, Jefferson County, Va., October 1, 
1871. He was graduated at Princeton, 1833, A. M. in 1837, and 
was the son of Coll. George Corbin Washington and Eliza Ridge- 
ley Beall, his wife. George Corbin Washington, son of William 
Augustine Washington, and his cousin, Jane Washington, his 
wife. William Augustine Washington was a son of General 


"Washington's older half-brother, Augustine Washington, who 
married Anne Aylett, while Jane "Washington was the daughter 
of General Washington's brother, John Augustine Washington, 
who married Hannah Bushrod ; Coll. Washington was b. August 
20, 1789, at Haywood, Westmoreland Co., Va., d. July 7, 1854, 
at Georgetown, D. C. He represented Maryland in the 20th, 21st 
and 22d Congresses.] 

Lewis William Washington and Mary Ann Barroll had issue : 

(I). George Corbin, died young and was buried in the Barroll 
Vault, St. Paul's churchyard, Baltimore. (II) James Barroll, 
b. August 26, 1839, d. and was buried in Greenmount, Baltimore. 
(Ill) Mary Ann; (IV) Eliza Eidgeley Beall. 

(II). Major James Barroll Washington, C. S. A., married 
23d February, 1864 (by Eev. J. M. Mitchell) Jane Bretney 
Lanier, born at Holly Springs, Miss., 15th February, 1842, died 
at Atlantic City, N. J., 1st June, 1901, and buried in Greenmount 
Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. Widow of Dr. Powhatan Benjamin 
Cabell, M. D., of Virginia, and daughter of Major William Lewis 
Lanier (of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Selma, Alabama), who 
was born at Prince George Co., Virginia, March 10, 1810, and 
died at Talledega Springs, Alabama, June 28, 1882, and buried 
in Selma, Ala., son of William Sturtevant Lanier and Mary 
Simmons, born 1783, died 17th September, 1862, near Eichmond, 
Va. ; both natives of Prince George Co., Va. ; and Lucy Eliza 
Virginia Armistead (born at Frankfort, Ky., 8th May, 1822, died 
at New Orleans, La., 17th March, 1849, and buried near Florence, 
Ala.), daughter of Peter Fontaine Armistead and Martha Henry 
Winston (born 1782, died 3d August, 1870). They had issue : 

(I). William Lanier Washington, born at Montgomery, Ala., 
30th March, 1865 (now living in New York City), married 6th 
June, 1906 (by Eev. Stephen Tyng Homans, at the Church of the 
Incarnation, New York City), May Bruce Brennan [widow of 
Lewis Shallcross], of Louisville, Kentucky (daughter of Thomas 
Brennan, born 8th January, 1839, in Clogrennan, Queens Co., 
Ireland, emigrated to America 1842, and settled in Louisville, Ky. 
He was a son of Patrick Brennan, born 1817, and Mary Grum- 
ley of Clogrennan, Ireland. See '' 'Harts Pedigrees," and 
'* O'Connells Lives " for continuation) and Anna Virginia 
Bruce (married in Louisville, Ky., September 14, 1869), who was 
bom in St. Heliers, Island of Jersey, 23d January, 1843, died 


Louisville, Ky., 13h May, 1908, and daughter of Rev. Napoleon 
Gubbins Bruce, D. D., L. L. D., F. E. C. P. of London (born 8th 
June, 1813, a resident of the Island of Jersey, came to America 
to accept a call to the pulpit of the Episcopal Church on Vine St., 
Cincinnati, Ohio, and died in that city, 21st March, 1853, three 
months after his arrival in America), and Mary Ann Hawkins, 
bom 25th March, 1825, in Enniscorthy Co., Wexford, Ireland, 
to whom he was married 24th April, 1842, by Rev. Dr. Chartres 
of the Episcopal Church. 

(II). Benjamin Cabell Washington, bom at Baltimore, Md., 
16th November, 1866, died at Allegheny, Pa., 23d September. 
1881, and buried in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. 

(III). Lewis William Washington, born at Baltimore, Md.. 
20th November, 1869. Married 12th November, 1904, at St. An- 
drews, London, England, by the Hon. Rev. J. Stafford Northcote, 
to Anne Raymond Cox. He died 15th May, 1906, at Nice, 
France, and was buried there. Left no issue. 

(IV). Mary Washington, born at Baltimore, Md., 4th October, 
1871, died there 22d August, 1872. Buried in Greenmount Cem- 
etery, Baltimore, Md. 

(III). Mary Ann Washington married by Rev. Alfred A. 
Curtis, at Grace Church, Baltimore, November 17, 1864, to 
Henry Irvine Keyser, of Baltimore, son of Samuel Stouffer 
Keyser and Elizabeth Wyman, his wife. They had issue : 

(1). Henry Barroll, married June 1, 1892, Caroline Fischer, 
daughter of Louis Christian Fischer and Ann Franklin Gill, 
they had issue: Ann Franklin, Henry Irvine, Mary Washing- 
ton, Carolyn Fischer, Elizabeth Wyman. 

(2). Samuel Irvine and (3) Lewis Washington, both d. young. 

(4). Washington Irvine, married February 1, 1906, Ethel 
Howard Whitridge, daughter of William H. and Elizabeth Gra- 
ham Whitridge. 

(5). Mary Washington, married Jime 1, 1897, John Stewart, 
Jr., had children, John Stewart and Mary Washington; and 
later married DeCourcy Wright Thom, June 14, 1910. 

(6). William Williams, d. young. 

(IV). Eliza Ridgeley Beall Washington, married by Rev. Dr. 
Mahan at St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, April 25, 1865, E. Glenn 
Perine. Have issue: (1) Mary, married Dr. Walter Brewster 
Piatt, of Waterbury, Conn. ; issue Washington ; Lucian ; David ; 


Mary; (2) William Buchanan, d. young; (3) David Maulden, 
with Penn. R. R. ; (4) Washington; (5) Glenn, d. young; (6) 
Evelyn, d. young; (7) George Corbin, married Miss Tyler 
Cooke, have issue, Washington; Anne Washington; (8) Mildred 
Washington; (9) Alexander Glenn, d. young; (10) Annie Car- 
son; (11) Rebecca, d. young; (12) Eliza Washington; (13) Ele- 
anor Washington, married John Douglas Freeman, November 
3, 1909, have issue, Eleanor Ann Washington. 

November 6, 1860, Lewis W. Washington married a second 
time, Ella More, daughter of George Washington Bassett and 
Bettie Burnet Lewis, his wife, survived by one son, William de 
Hertburn Washington. 

(VI). Benjamin Crockett Barroll was educated at the 
school of Mr. John Prentiss, and after reading law in the ofl&ce 
of one of Maryland's great lawyers, Hugh Davey Evans, author 
of Evan 's Practice and of Evan 's Harris Entries, was admitted 
to the Baltimore Bar in 1844, and was for a time in the law 
office of David Stewart. He devoted himself especially to the 
mastery of the great principles of equity jurisprudence as ad- 
ministered in our Court of Chancery. His rare knowledge of 
the maxims and rules which regulate the administration of 
this branch of remedial justice, its processes and proceedings; 
its rules of evidence and practice, was well known to his con- 
temporaries. When, in 1869, he paid his debt to his profession 
by publishing his * ' Maryland Chancery Practice, ' ' the value of 
his debt so paid was at once recognized by the bench and bar. 
Since 1839, *' Alexander's Chancery Practice," had been the 
recognized Maryland authority. It was superseded by " Bar- 
roll's Chancery," which in the 50 volumes of Maryland reports 
succeeding its publication, has been constantly quoted and re- 
ferred to by our Court of Appeals. During this time it was a 
necessity in the hands of every lawyer in Maryland actively 
engaged in equity practice. 

In 1878, Mr. Barroll published his " Maryland Equity," a 
book intended to aid the younger members of the profession by 
presenting to them in a concise form the equity decisions and 
principles of the Maryland Court of Appeals. In this respect 
it localized, as it were, the more bulky and general work of 
Story's Equity Jurisprudence. 

Mr. Barroll was for many years auditor of the Circuit or 



Equity Court of Baltimore. His intimate acquaintance with 
all matters pertaining to equity practice enabled him while 
holding this position to be of the greatest aid and service to the 
members of the bar. He was a devoted husband and father, a 
modest cultured Christian gentleman. He exemplified in his life 
the finest qualities of Southern manhood. 

Benjamin Crockett Barroll married Sarah Street, 1844, daugh- 
ter of the Honorable Randall Street, M. C, of Poughkeepsie, 
New York, they had the following children : 

(I) Julian Street; (11) Benjamin Crockett, Jr.; (Ill) Sarah, 
d. infant; (IV) Mary, d. infant; (V) May; (VI) Cornelia Street 
(Thayer), d.; (VII) Alfred Street, d.; (VIII) Maud Livingston 
(Ransom) ; (IX) Thomas Donnellan. 

Children of (II) Benjamin Crockett Barroll, Jr., and his wife, 
Emily Lee, who d. February 2, 1910, are: (1) Josephine Lee; 
(2) Cornelia Livingston; (3) Gilmor Meredith, graduated at 
Yale, Shef., 1900, d. December 3, 1907; (4) Lee, Harvard, 1909. 

Children of (1) Josephine Lee Barroll, who married Seward 
B. McNear, Harvard, 1895: (1) Barroll; (2) Amanda Maria, 
all of Oakland, California. 

Children of (VI) Cornelia Street Barroll and Nathaniel 
Thayer, Jr., of Boston : (1) Cornelia Van Rensselaer ; (2) Anna 
Morton; (3) Sarah Barroll. 

Children of (1) Cornelia V. R. Thayer and Count Carl Moltke, 
of Denmark (minister from Denmark to U. S., 1909-10) ; Carl 
Adam Nathaniel. 

Children of (2) Anna Morton Thayer and William Patten, of 
Wellesley, Mass.: (1) Anna; (2) Jane; (3) William Samuel. 

Children of (VIII) Maud Livingston Barroll and Joel Rath- 
bone Ransom: (1) Virginia Sanford; (2) Cornelia Barroll; (3) 
Maud Livingston; (4) Sarah Street; (5) Irene Sanford; (6) 
Samuel Henry; (7) Joel Rathbone. 

(VII). Elizabeth Hands Barroll, daughter of James Bar- 
roll and Mary Ann (Crockett), b. October 16, 1820, d. in Balti- 
more, February 28, 1899, married by Rev. Dr. Wyatt, October 30, 
1849, George Taylor Jenkins, of Orange County, Va., b. Feb- 
ruary 4, 1813, d. January 26, 1884; she was his second wife; 
(the father of George Taylor Jenkins was Thomas Jenkins, of 
Orange County, Va., who married Elizabeth Taylor). 

George Taylor Jenkins and Elizabeth Hands Barroll had 


five children, viz.: (1) Elizabeth Taylor, b. November 12, 1850, 
d. February 14, 1908, unmarried; (2) Ellen Taliaferro, un- 

(3). Charles Taylor married November 17, 1880, Emily Moale 
Dimmock, daughter of Captain Charles Henry Dimmock (C. 
S. A.) and Emily Moale. [Charles H. Dimmock was a son of 
General Charles Dimmock (C. S. A.), of Richmond, Va., and 
Henrietta Maria Frazier Johnson, his wife, of Talbot County, 
Md. The grandparents of Emily Moale Dimmock, on her moth- 
er's side were John C. Moale and Julia A. Taylor, of Baltimore.] 

(4). Evelyn Morton, married April 24, 1883, Eugene Worth- 
ington, of Annapolis, Md., at Christ Church, Baltimore, by Rev. 
Mr. Lindsay, assisted by the rector. Rev. Mr. Williams. 

(5). Hay Taliaferro, b. February 23, 1859, d. January 27, 
1884, unmarried. 

Charles Taylor Jenkins and Emily Moale Dimmock had 

(1). Emily Moale, married December 20, 1905, Robert Samuel 
Furber (U. S. Navy), of Northfield, Minn.; one child, Robert 

(2). Elizabeth Barroll, married September 29, 1904, Farring- 
ton Hanford, Jr., of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; one child Catherine 

(3). Roberta Selden, married June 1, 1907, Ned Leroy Chapin, 
of Pasadena, Cal. ; one child Robert Selden, also infant daughter. 

(4). Mary Washington, b. August 13, 1886, d. February 21, 
1888; (5) Charles Dimmock; (6) Judith Moale; (7) Charles 
Taylor, Jr., d. 1910; (8) Ellen Taliaferro; (9) Mary Keyser, b. 
July 10, 1900, d. July 23, 1900. 

Eugene Worthington and Evelyn Morton Jenkins had 
children, viz. : Evelyn Morton ; Eugene, Jr. ; Elizabeth Barroll, 
married June 9, 1910, by Rev. Mr. McComas, at St. Ann's 
Church, Annapolis, Md., to John Marston, 3d, lieutenant, U. S. 
Marine Corps. 

(X). Charles Barroll, son of James Barroll and Mary Ann 
Crockett Barroll, of Baltimore, b. in Baltimore, Md., on Sep- 
tember 28, 1825, d. in Boone, Iowa, May 7, 1905. 

Charles Barroll married twice. His first wife was Eliza- 
beth Virginia Reed, daughter of Samuel Reed and Victoria 
Langloise. They were married in Bellevue, Iowa, May 4, 1852. 


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Elizabeth Vieginia Reed Baeeoll, d. in Bellevue, Iowa, April 
30, 1856. 

Chaeles Baeeoll and Elizabeth Vieginia Reed had two 
children, namely : 

(I). Maey Jane Baeeoll, b. in Bellevue, Iowa, June 4, 1853, 
d. in Bellevue, Iowa, January 18, 1874, unmarried. 

(II). Edward Reed Baeeoll, b, in Bellevue, Iowa, April 8, 
1855, married Jennie Smith, of Spokane, Washington, on July 
18, 1894. They have no children. He is the present owner of the 
original sermon by Rev. William Barroll and of the letters of 
Abigail and Richard Barroll, also letter of Thomas Johnson 
given in this volume. 

Chaeles Baeeoll married the second time, Nancy Bingham 
CowDEN, daughter of David P. Cowden and Nancy Bingham, 
in Bellevue, Iowa, December 28, 1857. His wife, b. in Wilming- 
ton, Penn., March 28, 1837, d. in Ames, Iowa, November 29, 
1881. They had four children, as follows : 

(III). Victoeia Baeeoll, b. in Bellevue, Iowa, October 8, 1858, 
d. in Bellevue, on June 30, 1874, unmarried. 

(IV). Isabella Maude Baeeoll, b. in Bellevue, September 7, 
1860, and mar. at Ames, Iowa, December 8, 1880, William H. H. 
Davis, Sr. (son of Chester Colman Davis, b. in Indiana Co., 
Penna., and Eliza Morton Davis, b. in Indiana Co., Penna.), of 
Blairsville, Peima. They have four children, viz. : 

(1). Genevieve Muriel Davis, b. in Ames, Iowa, May 25, 1882, 

(2). Chester Charles Davis, b. in Moningona, Iowa, September 
6, 1884, d. January 17, 1891, at Blair, Nebraska. 

(3). Hazel lone Davis, b. in Moningona, Iowa, October 24, 
1885, mar. July 24, 1907, in Omaha, Neb., to John Frank Poyn- 
ter, of Albion, Neb., and have one son. 

(4). William Henry Harrison Davis, Jr., b. August 9, 1889, 
at Blair, Nebraska. 

(V). Elizabeth Vieginia Baeeoll, b. in Bellevue, Iowa, on 
April 30, 1863. She was married at Ames, Iowa, to Sumner W. 
Holcomb, of Boone, Iowa, on April 9, 1884. They have three 
children, viz.: (1) Edith Barroll, (2) Charles Sumner, (3) 
Elizabeth Virginia. Mrs. Elizabeth Virginia Barroll has in her 
possession the original Masonic regalia of her grandfather, the 
late James Barroll, of Baltimore. 


(VI). Heney William Baeeoll, b. in Bellevue, Iowa, on 
March 18, 1865, d. March 18, 1897, at Los Angeles, California, 

(XII). Serena Barroll, married 1st, December 14, 1848, Cap- 
tain George Milligan McLane, U. S. Army (son of Honorable 
Louis McLane and Catherine Milligan, his wife), and they had 
children: George Milligan McLane, b. September 6, 1849; 
Louis, d. ; James, d. infant ; Mary, d. infant ; Henry. 

Serena Barroll McLane married 2d, Harry Fisher and had 
issue: Marguerite, Serena, Madeline and Albert. 



Below are given the data referred to ante concerning the 
Barrells of Isleworth, Rochester, Kent, etc. : 

A branch of the Herefordshire family settled at Isleworth in 
Middlesex Countv, and were known as ** The Barrells of Isle- 
worth. ' ' About 12 miles from London, on the west bank of the 
Thames, some three miles beyond Kew Gardens, is the beautiful 
town of Isleworth. At the visitation of Middlesex, in 1663, 
Gilbert Barrell resided there and entered a short pedigree, giv- 
ing the same arms as entered at the visitation of Herefordshire 
some thirty years previously. On the following page will be 
found a copy of the pedigree and arms entered at this visitation, 
the book containing same can be found at the Peabody Library, 


DETHICK, 1870, page 15. 

«« BARRELL, of Isleworth. Arms. Ermine, in dexter chief point a talboVs head 
couped. Referred to London. 

Humphrey Barrell of in Snfifolk, = Martha, dau. of John Boteler, of Shorn- 

Gent. I brook, Com. Bedford. 

Savage Barrell, Gilbert Barrell of Isle- = Susan, dau. of Humphrey 

3rd son. worth, Middlesex, Esq. 

Lympany, of London, 

Elizabeth = Thomas Langrish Martha = Henry Fauntleroy Susan = Robert Coleby 
of London, of London, Gent. of Clifford's 

Gent. Inn, Gent. 


In Hasted 's '* History of Kent,"' there is an account of the 
manor of Goddington in Shamel Hundred, which lies partly in 
each of the parishes of Frindsbury and Stroud. This manor 
lies near the city of Rochester, west of the river Medway. ' ' The 
Wattons' held it from 1409 of the King by Knight's Service, 
'till William Watton, of Addington, in the reign K. Charles II 

* 4 Vols., 1778, Vol. I, page 546, etc., also Vol. II, pages 695-696. 


alienated it to Francis Barrell, Esquire, Serjeant at law, and 
recorder of the city of Rochester. He bore for his arms Ermine 
on a chief sable 3 talhots heads erased of the field. He was 
elected to serve in Parliament for the city of Rochester, in the 
31st year of K. Charles II, and dying September 15, 1679, aet. 
52, was buried in Rochester Cathedral. 

'' By Anne Somer, his wife, who died January 14, 1707, and 
lies buried by him, he left issue, three sons : Francis, his heir, 
of whom hereafter; Henry, who was chapter clerk to the dean 
and chapter of Rochester, and dying September 10, 1754, aet. 
83, unmarried, lies buried in the above cathedral ; and Edmund, 
who was prebendary of Rochester, etc., and dying February 15, 
1765, in his 89th year, lies buried there likewise. 

'' Edmund Barrell was likewise vicar of Boxley and Sutton- 
at-Hone, at which last place he died. By Mary, his wife, daugh- 
ter of Wm. Upcott, gentleman, he had issue, three daughters ; of 
whom Anne was the wife of the Rev. Mr. Charlton, of Watring- 
bury, who died without issue, Jane married Thomas Faunce, 
Esq., and died in 1759, and left issue, two sons and three daugh- 
ters ; and Mary married the Rev. James Young, rector of Cat- 
wick in Yorkshire, by whom she had no issue. 

'' Francis Barrell, Esq., the son and heir of Francis Barrell, 
was of Rochester, which city he represented in the last Parlia- 
ment of King William's reign. 

'* He died, June 11, 1724, aet. 62, and was buried in the 
Cathedral Church, leaving by Anne Kitchell, his wife, who died 
before him in 1717, and was buried by him, one son and heir, 
Francis, and four daughters : Anne, unmarried ; Catherine, who 
married Josiah Marshall, Esq., and had issue as will be men- 
tioned hereafter ; Frances, wife of Mr. John Page, by whom she 
had no issue, and Elizabeth, wife of Rev. William South, preben- 
dary of Winchester and eldest brother to the present Bishop 
of London (1778), she died without issue. 

** Francis Barrell, Esq., of London, son of the last mentioned 
Francis, was thrice married, first to Anne, daughter of Thomas 
Pearse, Esq., of Rochester, by whom he had two daughters, who 
survived him and became his co-heiresses, viz. : Anne, married 
in 1758 to the Rev. Francis Dodsworth, vicar of Doddington, in 
this county, treasurer of Salisbury, and prebendary of York, 
etc., and Catherine, married in 1772 to the Rev. Frederick Dods- 
worth, brother of the former. Francis Barrell 's first wife Anne, 


deceased October 30, 1734, and lies buried in Rochester Cathe- 
dral; his second wife was Frances, daughter of Thomas Bowd- 
ley, Esq., who died without issue, June 15, 1736, and lies buried 
there likewise; his third wife was Frances, daughter, and at 
length co-heiress, of Wm. Hanbury, Esq., of the County of 
Hereford (Little Mansel), by whom he had issue, one son, 
Francis, who died before him, aet. 17, 1755, and lies buried in 
Rochester Cathedral. 

'* This manor of Goddington was devised by the last will of 
Mr. Serjeant Barrell, who died 1679, to his second son, Mr. 
Henry Barrell, who, dying unmarried in 1754, bequeathed it by 
his will to his nephew, Francis Barrell, Esq., for his life, with 
remainder to his niece, Catherine, wife of Josiah Marshall, Esq., 
and her heirs forever, and she is now, Mr. Marshall being since 
deceased, in possession of it. She has issue, two sons, the Rev. 
Mr. Edmund Marshall, vicar of Charing, and rector of Fawk- 
ham, in this county, and Josiah Marshall. ' ' 

'' The manor of Hawkins was lately held, by lease, from the 
dean and chapter by Francis Barrell, Esq., on whose death, 
without male issue, his interest in it descended to his two daugh- 
ters and co-heiresses : Anne, married to the Rev. Francis Dods- 
worth, and Catherine, since married to the Rev. Frederick Dods- 
worth, brother of the former, both of whom are now, in right of 
their wives, entitled to it. " * 

''Edmund Barrell, A.M., 1705, resigned 1762. Rector of 
Kingsdom, in 1700, which he resigned for Sutton, in 1705; 
prebendary of Norwich, in 1702, which he resigned for a prebend 
of Rochester, in 1704 ; and vicar of Boxley, in 1720. He died at 
Sutton, March 15, 1765, aet. 89. He was succeeded as rector of 
Sutton, by Edmund Faunce, A. M., 1762. Present rector 

In the list of perpetual curates of the church of Maidstone is 
given : 

*' Robert Barrell, A. M., 1602." 

" Samuel Smith, intruded in 1643." 

In a foot-note he states : ' ' He was ousted bv the Parliament 
in 1643." 

• Hasted's Kent, Vol. I, page 553. On page 245, same volume, is given a list of 
the rectors of the church of Sutton. 

• Hasted's Kent, Vol. I, pages 122, 276. 


Walker says: '' He was sent for by the House of Commons, 
as a delinquent for words he had uttered in a sermon; and 
sequestered about April, 1643. At which time one Samuel 
Smith was foisted into the place."* 

In 1718, Francis Barrell, Esq., endowed three charity schools 
in and near Rochester, two in St. Nicholas Parish for 20 boys 
and 20 girls, and one for 30 poor children in the parishes of 
Stroud and Frindbury. He named the mayor, recorder of 
Rochester, etc., to be governors of the charity. 1100 pounds was 
given for its establishment, the schools were in existence in 

The estate of Ringlestone in Doddington Parish, Tenham 
Hundred, was purchased of the Giles family by '* Francis Bar- 
rell, Esq., Serjeant at law and recorder of Rochester in the reign 
of Charles II. He died seized of Ringlestone in 1679, and was 
succeeded in it by his eldest son, Francis Barrell of Rochester, 
Esq., whose only son and heir, Francis Barrell, Esq., of London, 
died leaving issue only by his first wife, Anne, daughter of 
Thomas Pearse of Rochester, Esq., etc." His third wife, Mrs. 
Frances Barrell, survived him and now possesses this estate. 
Her son, Francis, died in his fathers life time." 

Ashenfield manor was conveyed by the heirs of Baroness 
Cramond to Francis Barrell, serjeant at law, who died seized of 
it in 1679, as did his grandson, Francis Barrell, Esq., of London, 
whose 3d wife, Frances, daughter and co-heiress of Wm. Han- 
bury, Esq., of the county of Hereford, surviving him, held it in 
jointure till her death, when it came by his will to his two daugh- 
ters and co-heiresses (by his 1st wife, Anne daughter of Thomas 
Pearse, Esq., of Rochester), Anne, the wife of the Rev. Francis 
Dodsworth, and Catherine, of the Rev. Fred. Dodsworth, S. T. 
P. ; since which on the division of their estates, this manor has 
been allotted to the latter, who is the present (1790) owner of it. 
By the remains of the mansion house of this manor, some years 
ago, it appeared to have been a castellated mansion of some size 
and consequence. It is now rebuilt.* 

The manor of Charing, with the advowsons of the rectory and 
vicarage of Egerton, was deeded by Lord Watton to the family 

* Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy, Part II, page 202. 
» Hasted's Kent, Vol. II, page 696. 
'Hasted's Kent, Vol. Ill, page 742. 





of Barrell, of Rochester, with whom it remained for many years ; 
and in one of their descendants it is now vested, the present 
owner being the Rev. Edmund Marshall, vicar of the parish of 

The following members of this branch of the family have been 
graduates of Oxford University. It has been impossible to get 
any further information of Rev. Robert Barrell, who entered 
college in 1600, or of his son Rev. Robert Barrell, who died at 
the early age of 29. 

Robert Barrell, of Somerset, pleb. St. Mary's Hall, matricu- 
lated 17 October, 1600, aged 18 B. A., from Brasenose College, 
15 February 1603-4, M. A., 10 July, 1607, rector of Boughton 
Malherb, 1611, and of Allington, Kent, 1625.' 

Robert Barrell, son of Robert of Maidstone, Kent, sacerd. 
Magdalen Coll. matric. 28 June, 1633, aged 17, deny 1631-4 B. A. 
13 May, 1634; fellow 1634-45; M. A. 31 January, 1636-7, died 
18 May, 1645, administration granted at Oxford, 3 March, 1652.* 

Bartholomew Barrell, pleb. Exeter College, matriculated 3 
April, 1658. 

Edmund Barrell, son of Francis of Rochester, Kent, pleb. 
Brasenose College, matriculated 6 April, 1693, aged 16; B. A. 
1696; M. A. 1700, born 3 July, 1676; rector of Kingsdom, Kent, 
1700 ; preb. of Norwich, 1702, and of Rochester, 1705 ; vicar of 
Sutton-at-Hone, 1706; rector of Fawkham, 1712; vicar of Box- 
ley, 1720; died 15 March, 1765. 

Francis Barrell, son of Francis of Rochester, Kent, serjt. at 
law, Brasenose College, matriculated 25 June, 1680, barrister- 
at-law Middle Temple, 1685, bencher 1707, M. P. Rochester, 
1701-1702, brother of Edmund, 1693." 

'* The History and Antiquities of Rochester Cathedral, Con- 
taining an accurate account of the principal monuments care- 
fully corrected." Rochester, printed by C. Etherington. A 
small book in Ridgeway Library in Philadelphia, Christian and 
Broad Streets. Abstracted November 14, 1906. 

■< Hasted's Kent, Vol. Ill, page 219. 
* Foster's Index Ecclesiasticus. 
"Bloxam V, page 129. 

" " Foster's Graduates of Oxford, also Foster's Judges and Barristers." Foster's 
Index Ecclesiasticus & Rawlinson VI, 141; XVI, 129. 


The following monuments and tablets are to be found in the 
cathedral in the places designated : 

On a south pillar on a marble monument, are these arms, 
viz.: Ermine on a chief sable three talbofs heads erased of the 
field, langued gides impaling vert, a fesse dancette ermine, with 
this inscription: 

M. S. 

Francisci Barrell 

quem veii absque titulas nominasse, 

Satis ad elogium, ubi ipsemet notus, 

Ubi ignotus, veeeor ne quid satis, 

Parem nempe est. 

Quod inter servtentes, ut aiunt, ad legem, 

Nemo peritior juris amantior, 

Cautior in concilliis, audatior in foro; 

NoN inter humanas leges divtnarum oblitus 














Recens ELECTUS, 


Eternum electus ad meliora 

In coelis aeternum celebranda, 

Eo (Urgente Morbo) properavit 

f. JAetatis suae 52 

\Salutis human ae 1679. 

The following is the translation of the aforegoing epitaph : 






* * Sacred to the Memory of Francis Barrell. 

To have merely named this man, even without his titles, is 
Eulogy enough wherever he is known. 

Where he is not known one fears that nothing is sulBficient to 
portray his worth. 

Forsooth it is but little to tell that among the Followers of 
the Law, no one was more learned, none more devoted, none 
wiser in Counsel, none bolder in the Court-room. 

Nor, with all his knowledge of Man's Laws, was he forgetful 
of Divine Law, being a most earnest Pleader for himself with 
God, as he was for others before Men, he consecrated his Up- 
rightness by his Piety ! 

Hence his great Reputation as a good and just Man ; 

Hence that great press of Business from all sides ; And that 
weight, of affairs, which his abilities alone could sustain. 

For in addition to almost countless Clients, he attended to all 
the Legal Business of the City and the Church destined soon to 
attend to much greater things. 

For he had just been elected to Parliament, when, having 
been called to higher Duties to be performed in Heaven, he 
hastened thither. 

Li the 52nd. year of his age and the 1679th. of Man's Re- 
demption. ' ' 

On a gravestone imder the aforegoing monument is this 
inscription : 

** Here lyeth interr'd the body of Francis Barrell serjeant at 
Law, and Recorder of this Cittie who died the 15th. of Septem- 
ber, 1679, aged 52 years." 

On another gravestone near the former are these arms, viz. : 
Ermine on a chief three talbots heads erased, impaling a fesse 
indented ermine, with this inscription: 

* * Here lies the body of Anne Barrell the wife of Francis Bar- 
rell, Serjeant at law, who died 14 January, 1707." 

On a south pillar, on a beautiful monument of white marble, 
are these arms, viz.: Ermine, on a chief sable, three talbots 
heads erased of the field, langued gules, impaling two coats 
quarterly, (1) azure, a hawk billed and jessed, ivith a border Or. 
(2) gules, on a chief indented sable, three martlets argent, with 
this inscription: (According to Thorpe this monimaent was 


formerly on the north wall of the north aisle, and he gives the 
arms thus: Ermine on a chief sable three talbots' heads erased 
of the field, langued gules; impaling tivo coats quarterly (1 and 
4), Azure, a hawk, wings elevated, helled and jessed, within a 
border or; (2 and 3), Gules, on a chief indented sable, three 
martlets argent). 

Inter Suos prope Jacet 

Franciscus Barrell Armiger 

Natus 26 Jan. 1662 


Et Lovelaceorum familia) 

Paternarum Ille Virtutum aeque 


Haeres nequaqtjam degener; 

Amabile quidem Posteris Exemplar 

Perfecte expressit. 

MoRUM Sanctitate, Vitae Pietate 

Celestium Appetitu 

Terrestrium (quorum diu pertaesum fuit) 

contemptu : 
Praecipue autum mirifico quodam pudore, 

Quem iter feliciter temperavit ^ • 

Ut viri probi Modestiae 

Strenui Oratoris YYa^pYia'ta 

NoN officeret. 

Gaudia tandem maxime exoptata 

complexus est 

Obiens 11 JuNn, 1724 

Below is a translation of the inscription thereon : 

*' Francis Barrell, Gentleman, born January 26th. 1662 lies 
close beside his kindred. 

His beloved Wife was Anna of the Families of the Kitchells 
and Lovelaces. 

The by no means unworthy Heir of his Father's Virtues, as 
well as of his Name and Position, he left to Posterity a most 
lovable Model ; 

By the Pureness of his Character, the Piety of his Life, 
his longing for Heavenly Things and his disregard of Things 
Worldly of which he had long been weary : 

BENCHER 1707, AND M. P., ROCHESTER, 1701-2 





Especially however by a certain striking Modesty which he 
so happily tempered, that the Earnestness of the Strenuous 
Pleader did not conflict with the Moderation of the Upright Man. 

Dying June 11th. 1724, he found at last that happiness for 
which he so greatly longed. ' ' 

There is a beautiful monument to Francis Barrell (the son of 
Francis, who died June 11, 1724). He died February 23, 1772, 
having married Frances Hanbury, daughter of William Han- 
bury, of Herefordshire. 

On a gravestone, near the last monument, are these arms, viz. : 
Ermine, on a chief, three talhots' heads erased, impaling a hawk 
belled and jessed vnthin a border, and the following inscription: 

ecce viator alterum par 

Franciscus Barrell, et Anna 

Lectissima haec foemina 

Quae ex Kitchellorum 

Et illistri Lovelaceorum gente oriunda 


Quae in Barrelliorum domum 

Et hung praestantium cincerum chorum 


qualem autem se gesserit, 

Erga Egenos, erga vicinos, erga cognatus 

Aperte indicat communis moerentium luctus 

qualem erga liberos suavissimos testes sunt quinqub 

oharissima pignora, 


Anna, Catherina, Francisca & Elizabetha, 

Bulges dilectae, matris reliquiae et imagines, 


digne enarrare nihil quicquam potest. 

Hoc ipsius lachrymae, hoc ipsius suspiria, 

hoc ineffabilis ipsius aerumna 

Fatuntur ; 


Optime norint plaudentes Angeli. 

Hanc ergo telem tot ornatam virtutibus 

Merito charissimam habuit viventem, 

Et intemperantius deflevit mortuam 


114 barroll in great britain and america 

Qui et suos aliquando cineres 

huic marmori et communi urnae destinat 

Et urna cum fideli curarum et virtutum consorte, 

Placide obdormiscat, 

Laete resurgat, et 

Supremum euge accipeat. 

The following is a translation of the aforegoing inscription : 

" Behold, traveller, a second pair, Francis Barrell and his 
beloved wife, Anna, who, descended from the illustrious families 
of Kitchells and Lovelaces, was most worthy to be admitted into 
the home of the Barrells and this band of distinguished dead. 

How she conducted herself towards the needy, towards her 
neighbors and relatives the common grief of those sorrowing 
(ones) plainly shows; how towards her dear children the five 
dear pledges (of her wifely love), Francis, Anna, Kate, Frances 
and Elizabeth the dear survivors and images of a beloved 
mother, are the witnesses ; how towards her dearest husband, no 
language can adequately express. 

Her husband 's tears, sighs and unutterable grief acknowledge 
this ; how lastly towards God, the applauding angels best know. 

Her bereaved husband, and unhappy survivor, alas I rightly, 
therefore, esteemed her most highly while living, 

Being such and endowed with so many virtues, and bemoaned 
her heavily when dead ; and he destines his own ashes at some 
time for this common marble and urn, so that he may quietly 
sleep with the faithful partner of his cares and virtues. May 
she joyfully rise again and receive at the last day the com- 
mendation well done (good and faithful servant)." 

On the top of the stone, on the right side of the arms, are 
these words, viz.: ** Ob. hie. A. D. 1724 aet. 62 and on the left 
Ob. ilia A. D. 1717 aet. 50." " 

On an achievement are these arms, viz. : Ermine on a chief 
sable, three talbots heads erased of the field, langued gules, 
impaling four coats quarterly, (1) azure a hawk billed and 
jessed, with a border Or. (2) Gules, on a chief indented sable, 
three martlets argent, (3) Azure, three cups Or. out of each a 

"This stone Is (1883) covered by seats. This inscription, as printed in Thorpe, 
has not, therefore, been collated with the original. Thorpe Reg., Roch., pages 
707-708, etc. 


boar's head erected argent. (4) Azure on a saltier ingrailed 
argent, five martlets of the field. Crest, a talbot's head erased 
ermine, langued gules. 

On a gravestone near the former are these arms, viz.: The 
arms of Barrell, impaling on a chevron between three boars, as 
many roses and the following inscription : 


conjugibus amantissimis 

Edmundo Barrell et Mariae, 

Quorum alterum expectat, alterum tegit, 

FuiT haec 
FiLiA Gulielmi Upcott generosi, 


Nata Westmonasterh Mart 27 Anno 1674. 


Fide firma, 

Spe immota, 

Deum coluit, 

scripturas sacras 

diligenter audht, legit, meditata est, 


Ut neque domesticarum oblivisceretub 

Quae tam prudentur curavit, 

Ut in illis tota Suisse videretur, 

Charitate et beneficentia 


morum suivitate, 

Animi candore, 


Omnibus conjugalibus virtutibus, 


multa se viva dilectum readidit, 

multum obiens desideratam, 




2 JULII 1710. 

On an achievement are the arms of Barrell, viz.: A mullet 
for difference impaling four coats quarterly, (1) Argent, on a 


chevron between three hoars sable, as many roses of the field. 
{2)Sable, a chevron ermine, between three teazles Or. (3) Ar- 
gent, a chevro7i between three ivater budgets sable. (4) As (1) 
Motto, Prudenter Suaviter." 
In the nave, on a flat stone : 

Sub hoc 

Anna et Francisca 

Francisci Barrell, in Com. Cantii, 

Armiger uxores. 

Illa, Thomas Pearse, armiger, filia, 

Tribus in lucem editis liberis, 

Obiit Oct. 30 mo. 1734. 

Haec filia Thomas Bowdler, armiger. 

Inter pariendum proli datura vitam, 


Feminae erant lectissimae, 

Dignae quas suspicerunt aequales, 

quas laudarent posteri. 

Filliae piae, sorores probae, conjuges pudicae, 

CULTUS denique divini servantissimae. 

In the nave on a flat stone : 

Let the piety. 

Worth and goodness. 

Of Mr. Henry Barrell, 

Be in lasting remembrance. 

He was son of Francis Barrell, 

Sergeant at law ; 

He was Chapter Clerk 

Of this Church thirty five years 

And died 10 September 1754 aged 83. 

This stone was laid 

In grief and 

Much brotherly love 

By E. B. 

'Rochester Cathedral by Etherington, pages 31-37. 


In the nave on a flat stone 


fllia gulielmi ijpcott, armigeei, 

Ex Devonia orti, 


PiA, casta, prudens, 

In officiis benevolentiae 

multa et alacris, 

In rebus agendis 


At suis plus quam sibi nata, 

Et eorum curis 

Animum et vitam terens ; 

Febre populari anni 1727 correpta, 

Obiit 15 Octobris. 

Nepotes illius unicae, 

Anna, Jana, et Maria, 

Et earum pater 

Edmundus Barrell 


In the nave on a flat stone : 

Here lies the body 

Of Mrs. Jane Faunce, 

Wife of Thomas Faunce, Esqr. 

And daughter of the Rev. Mr. Edmund Barbell, 

Prebendary of this Cathedral Church. 

a woman, who was a most eminent pattern 


Adorned with the graces of a Christian. 

A strict observer of every part of her religious duty ; 

A faithful and most affectionate wife, 


a loving and careful mother ; 

a relative and friend, 

"Whom wisdom, and the best temper, rendered useful and 


In our Christian course. 

• 1 

118 baeroll in gebat britain and america 

When we see what a pitch of excellence, 

Human nature, with religious care, can attain. 

She died 22nd. June 1759, 

In the 54th. year of her age. 

* * * 

In the nave on a flat stone : 


Franciscus Barrell; 


Francisci Barrell, in com. Cantii armigeri, 

Et Franciscae, filiae Gul. H anbury, 

In com. Herefordiae armigeri, 

Utrinque honestissime natus. 

Optimae spei adolescens, 
modestus plane atque frugi. 

In cognatos benevolus. 

In parentes, in Deum pius. 

Sed Humanae quam breves sunt deliciae, 

Cum acutissimos corporis dolores, 

Placidus, patiensque sustinuerat, 

Morbo tandem minutatim confectus, 

Magno amicorum desiderio, 

Ingenti parentum moerore, 

Immatur decessit, 

Xmo. Februar anno MDCCLV. 

"Rochester Cathedral, Etherington, pages 51-54. 



Will of Alexander Williamson 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Alexander Williamson, of Kent 
County, being now of perfect disposing mind and memory and 
with due thanks to the Almighty for the inestimable blessing, 
do make this my last will and testament in manner and form 
following, viz. : 

Impri. I give and bequeath unto my son, Alexander William- 
son, and his heirs forever, my late dwelling plantation in the 
Eastern Neck, with all my other lands and plantations thereunto 
contiguous, except such as is hereinafter mentioned, provided 
always and it is my will, that he, my said son, Alexander, shall 
within three months after my decease, legally and authorita- 
tively, convey unto his brother, James Williamson, and his heirs 
forever, all the right and title that he hath or may have unto a 
certain tract or parcel of land called Piney Grove, lying on Rock 
Hall, near the mouth of Swan Creek, which, if he, my said son, 
Alexander, refuses or neglects to comply with, then, and in such 
case, I will that he have no right or claim to my said dwelling 
plantation or the lands contiguous as aforesaid, but that they 
become the absolute right and property of my son, James, and 
his heirs forever. 

Item. I bequeath unto my nephew, John Williamson, and his 
heirs forever, all the land that I have any right or title to, in the 
said Eastern Neck, which lyes to the westward of the lines and 
boundaries directed by my father's last will and testament, to 
be a division between my late loving brother, James Williamson, 
and myself, and according to lines drawn from each, the said 
boundaries to the others as hereafter expressed, viz.: Begin- 
ning at a locust post, marked with eight notches, standing at the 
head of a cove, called the Oyster Cove, and running from thence, 
south four degrees, east two hundred and sixty-three perches 
to a marked forked chestnut tree, standing on the west side of a 
small plantation, which was formerly settled by Abraham Tay- 
lor, and running from thence, south one degree, west until it 
intersects the land of David Jones, where his gate formerly 


Item. I will that my personal estate be disposed of to my 
dear children at the discretion of my executors hereinafter 

Item. I will that my very affectionate friend and brother, 
Thomas Ringgold, have the care and guardianship of my son, 
James, and my daughters, Ann and Henrietta, that Mrs. Rebecca 
Frisby have the care of my daughter, Rebecca, and my friend, 
William Ringgold, and his spouse, the care of my daughter, 
Sarah, each to remain with their said guardians until they arrive 
to their several respective ages unless they should engage in 

Lastly. I will and appoint my dear friends and relations, 
James Ringgold, Senior, Thomas Ringgold, his brother, William 
Ringgold, Senior, and my son, Alexander Williamson, to be 
joynt executors of this my last will and testament, hereby re- 
voking and disanuUing any other will or wills by me heretofore 
made or intended to be made. In confirmation whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this 
Signed, sealed and declared 
in presence of James Frisby, 
Charles Tilden, Jno. Smith 

Alexander Williamson (seal) 

11th August, 1760. There came before me, the subscriber, 
James Frisby, Charles Tilden and John Smith, the three sub- 
scribing witnesses to the within will, and made oath on the Holy 
Evangels of Almighty God that they saw the testator Alexander 
Williamson in his life time sign and seal the within wiU and at 
the same time heard him publish and declare the same to be his 
last will and testament, and at the time of his so doing, he was 
to the best of their apprehension, of sound and disposing mind 
and memory, and that they respectively signed their names as 
witnesses to the said will in the presence of the testator and at 

his request. ci i <? 

Sworn bet ore 

J. Nicholson, Jr. 

Dept. Commissary of Kent County. 

Will op Reverend William Barroll 

In the name of God, I, William Barroll, clerk of St. Stephen's 
Parish, in Cecil C 'ty, Maryland, do make my last will in manner 
and form following : 


Imprimis. I give to my son, William Barroll, my negro 
Prince and little Sal and her increase, together with all such 
books belonging to me as have his name written in them (to be 
disposed of at the best advantage for his use within twelve 
months after my decease except twenty volumes), together with 
five Johannes equal in value to eighteen pounds sterling, and 
seventy pounds old Maryland and Pennsylvania paper currency, 
my watch and seal, silver shoe buckles, gold sleeve buttons and 
all my wearing apparel. 

Item. I give to my son, Richard, my negroes Hannah and 
Alice and their increase, together with forty half Johannes, 
together with my gold mourning ring, which I got for my uncle, 
Mr. Hugh Jones. 

Item. I give to my son, James, my negroes William and 
Michael, together with ten half Johannes and forty Spanish 
dollars, and all the remainder of gold and silver money, which 
I shall have by me at the time of my death. 

Item. I will that the money arising from the aforesaid lega- 
cies, and the sale of my son, William's books, be placed out at 
interest upon good and sufficient security whenever the govern- 
ment of this country shall be settled and peace be restored 
between Great Brittain and America, and not before that time, 
for the use and benefit of my three sons, respectively. 

Item. I give to my above-named three sons, William, Richard 
and James, all the money that is due to me on bond, bill and note 
of hand, to be equally divided between them, provided that my 
dear wife, Ann Barroll, receive the interest annually, and every 
year arising from the same, towards her support and mainte- 
nance during her widowhood ; and my will is that my said wife, 
Ann shall (with the advice of Mr. Samuel Chew if that gentle- 
man will be so condescending) caU in all or such parts of the 
said money, as occasion may require, and replace the same again 
at interest upon good and sufficient security for the aforesaid 

Item. I give to each of my three daughters, Ann, Sarah and 
Abigail, the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds good and 
lawful money of Maryland, out of my effects, and devise that 
the same, as soon as raised and collected, may be placed out at 
interest upon good and sufficient security for the respective use 
and benefit of my said three daughters, my dear wife receiving 


the interest annually as directed above, with regard to my sons' 

Item. I give to each of my three daughters, Ann, Sarah and 
Abigail, sixty ounces of silver plate. 

Item. I give my clock to whichever child my wife shall name 
within twelve months after my decease, my wife to have the use 
of it till that child comes of age. 

Item. My will is that if either of my sons shall die, the 
survivors shall have his share of my effects, and if either of my 
daughters shall die unmarried, the surviving daughters shall 
enjoy her share of my effects. 

Item. I give my dear wife, Ann, my negro woman, Sarah, my 
two best horses or mares, my chaise, my best cow, together with 
my three best beds, bedsteads and curtains, and all the blankets 
and linen belonging to me, with a pair of andirons, shovel and 
tongs, a pair of candlesticks, two iron pots, best tea kettle, my 
china, all my pewter, and knives and forks, a dressing table and 
looking glass, chest of drawers, and mahogany bureau, my large 
oval oak dining table, a tea table, and dozen such chairs as she 
shall chuse, in lieu of her third part of my effects. 

Item. I give the residue of my estate, after the settlement of 
all the above legacies and the payment of my just debts and 
funeral charges, to all my children, to be equally divided 
amongst them. 

Lastly. I constitute and appoint my dear wife, Ann, execu- 
trix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all 
former wills by me made, as witness my hand this thirtieth day 
of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred 

and seventy eight. ttt-it d 77 / ^ 

William Barroll (seal.) 

Signed, sealed and published as the last will of the testator, 
in our presence, who were desired to be witnesses of the same, 
and to sign our names for that purpose in his presence. 

Joseph Lusby 
7 sides. 
Cecil County, Set. 

May 5th, 1778 

Then came Ann Barroll, and made oath on the Holy Evangels 
of Almighty God, that the within instrument of writing is the 
true and whole will and testament of the Eeverend William 


BarroU, late of said county, deceased, that hath come to her 
hands or possession, and that she doth not know of any other. 
Sworn before David Smith 


Cecil County, Set. 

May 5th, 1778. 

Then came Joseph Lnsby, the subscribing witness to the with- 
in last will and testament of the Eeverend William Barroll, late 
of said county, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels 
of Almighty God, that he did see the testator therein named, 
sign and seal this will, and that he heard him publish, pronounce 
and declare the same to be his last will and testament, that at the 
time of his so doing, he was, to the best of his apprehension, of 
sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that 
he subscribed his name as a witness to this will in the presence 
and at the request of the testator. 

The aforegoing last will of William Barroll, late of Cecil 
County, deceased, and probate thereon endorsed, were recorded 
this 9th day of July, 1778, and examined by 

David Smith, Eegister. 

Will of Reverend Hugh Jones 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Hugh Jones, rector of St. 
Augustine Parish in Cecil County, Maryland, do hereby make 
this my last will and testament, being of sound mind and mem- 
ory, tho ' weak in body. 

Imprimis. I bequeath my body to the earth and my soul to 
God, who gave it in hope of their joyful reunion at the resurrec- 
tion by God 's mercy in Christ Jesus our Saviour. 

Item. After my just debts are paid, I give and devise to my 
beloved godson, Edward Pryce Wilmer, of the said county (in 
addition to what I have formerly given him), my lot (No. 144) 
in Charles Town in the said county, and also my best bed, and 
bed cloaths thereto belonging, one silver half pint cann, one silver 
soup spoon, one easy chair and my four hunting pictures that 
are in the parlour, and all this I give him in confidence that out 
of regard to my memory he will to the best of his power, assist 
my executor hereafter named, in settling my accounts; for as 
much as he is acquainted with all my affairs, to which my 
executor is a stranger. 


Item. I give, bequeath and devise all the residue of my estate 
real and personal that I am possessed of, or that is or may be 
due to me, to my beloved nephew, the Revd. William Barroll, 
Rector of St. Stephen's Parish in Cecil County, aforesaid. 
Lastly, I constitute and appoint my said nephew the Revd. Mr. 
William Barroll my full and sole executor, revoking all former 
wills by me made. In testimony of this my last will and testa- 
ment I have hereunto put my hand and seal this second day of 
September, in the year of our Lord, 1760. 

H. Jones [seal] 

Signed, sealed and published in the presence of us, who were 
requested by the testator to be evidences and sign our names 
for that purpose in his presence. 

John Jackson 
John Stockton 
Bartho. Etherington 


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